Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The city has been witnessing variations in weather conditions for the past couple of days and the Regional Meteorological Department officials believe that the conditions will remain the same for the next three days. The officials have forecast that the chances of heavy rainfall are bleak as no new system is being generated.
Monsoon withdrawal from Rajasthan and the northwestern parts of the country is also taking place gradually and it will bid a final adieu from Indore between September 30 and October 3. The city has been witnessing hot and humid conditions during the day, cool breeze and drizzles in the evening and mist in the morning.
‘Transition between monsoon & winter’
‘The transition period between the monsoon and winter has started as the withdrawal of the monsoon will take place by next week. Withdrawal of the monsoon has started and the activity will continue for a couple of weeks. Indore will witness foggy mornings and frequent turns in the weather conditions for the next couple of days’
— Regional Meteorological Department officials
Temperature, rainfall stats
The maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, which was 2 degrees Celsius below normal, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius, which was 1 degree Celsius below normal.
The season’s total rainfall has reached 1,219.3 mm (48 inches).
Weather fluctuations cause seasonal diseases to spiral
Frequent changes in the weather and fluctuating temperatures have been causing viral diseases, especially body ache, cough and fever. City experts believe that there is a sudden rise in viral disorders and at least one member in every family is suffering from such diseases.
“There’s at least a 30 per cent spurt in seasonal diseases and the number is continuously rising. From children to elders, people of all ages are suffering from cough, cold and fever at least for three to five days,” general physician Dr Ashutosh Sharma said. He added that, since there has been uncertainty about the weather conditions for the past few days—such as rise and fall in temperatures and intermittent rainfall—a higher number of cases of dengue, malaria, typhoid and other diseases is being registered.
“What affects the most is prolonged cough in adults and children that remains for four weeks. The conditions will improve gradually with proper treatment,” he added.
Meanwhile, another physician, Dr Mahendra Jha, said, “Yes, the cases of seasonal diseases are increasing—mainly typhoid and other vector-borne diseases. Typhoid is a bacterial disease and is caused due to intake of contaminated water or food.”
‘Don’t venture out if not necessary’
‘During the monsoon, water contamination provides appropriate conditions for bacterial growth due to which cases of seasonal diseases occur. Pregnant women, children and elderly people are more prone to these diseases. They should be extra cautious and must avoid going out unnecessarily even though cases of Covid are decreasing’
— Dr Daulat Patel, malaria officer