BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh shivered on the eve of Republic Day with a sharp drop in the day temperature on Monday. Dry winds blowing in from the north-west caused the drop in the temperature in the state. The drop ranged up to 5.0 degrees Celsius in the night temperature and up to 7.0 degrees Celsius in the day temperature. Damoh recorded a drop of 7.1 degrees Celsius in the day temperature, while Khajuraho recorded a drop of 6.8 degrees Celsius during the day.
According to the meteorological department, dry winds are blowing from the northwestern parts of the country and reducing the temperature in the central parts, including Madhya Pradesh. In the days to come, the temperature will further reduce.
Besides, poor visibility was recorded at many places in the state due to fog. Nowgaon and Tikamgarh recorded visibility of 200 metres to 500 metres, while Jabalpur, Umaria, Gwalior, Bhopal and Khajuraho recorded visibility of 500 metres to 1,000 metres.
Bhopal recorded a drop of 5.3 degrees Celsius in the day temperature, which settled at 22.5 degrees Celsius, while it recorded 11.4 degrees Celsius after a marginal rise in the night temperature. Indore recorded 10.0 degrees Celsius after a drop of 0.6 degree Celsius in the night temperature, while it recorded a drop of 2.0 degrees Celsius in the day temperature, which settled at 23.2 degrees Celsius.
In the districts: Guna recorded a drop of 4.9 degrees Celsius in the night temperature, which settled at 7.1 degrees Celsius. Dhar recorded a drop of 3.9 degrees Celsius at 7.0 degrees Celsius. Pachmarhi recorded 6.4 degrees Celsius after a drop of 2.4 degrees Celsius. Shajapur recorded 8.6 degrees Celsius after a drop of 2.9 degrees Celsius. Khandwa and Rajgarh recorded a drop of 2.0 degrees Celsius each. Khandwa recorded 11.4 degrees Celsius and Rajgarh recorded 9.6 degrees Celsius after a drop of 2.0 degrees Celsius. Umaria recorded a drop of 1.7 degrees Celsius at 8.3 degrees Celsius, while Nowgaon recorded a rise of 3.5 degrees Celsius at 12.0 degrees Celsius. Khajuraho recorded 9.0 degrees Celsius after a rise of 1.2 degrees Celsius.