The cold wave condition intensified in the city on Sunday with increase in cold winds blowing from northern region, which have received heavy snowfall. Temperature in the city went southward and dropped five degrees below normal. It was one degree below the maximum temperature recorded on Saturday.
This made it coldest day so far. City witnessed foggy morning as well. The meteorological department recorded the day temperature at 21.8 degrees Celsius, which was five degrees below normal while the minimum temperature at 9.8 degrees Celsius was one degree below the normal. Officials said chilly weather prevailing in the city is due to cold winds coming from north. Similar condition for next few days.
“Humidity level is high and if the same condition prevails and the speed of wind remains slow, then fog will occur. Humidity in the morning was recorded at 61 percent while it was recorded 47 percent in the evening,” weatherman said. People forced to wrap themselves in woollens lit bonfires to keep themselves warm. The cold weather affected people as city hospitals witnessed large turnout. MY Hospital recorded two-fold rise in patients with complaints of cold and cough.
keeping in view of increasing cold conditions, indore municipal corporation lit bonfires at many public places of the city to provide relief to people. Bonfires were lit at bus stands, railway station and ‘ren-baseras’.
Cyclonic storm PHETHAI to affect city weather
The cyclonic storm, which would hit coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh would also affect the city weather as cloudy conditions are expected from Monday. “Sky would be cloudy from Monday due to effect of PHETHAI but chances of rains are less. The level of humidity and speed of wind will be the factors due to which rainfall is expected,” weather said.