Indore: City woke up to a foggy morning on Monday with a visibility of 50 meters as cold wave continued to sweep the region. Most of the people were surprised with the sudden change in weather as the city remained engulfed in dense fog till 10 am after which the weather started getting clear.
Even the Sun shone at 11:45 am on Monday morning due to the dense fog. The cold waves continued to grip the city as the maximum temperature dropped by 7 degrees Celsius from the normal making the day coldest after January 2017. The minimum visibility in the city reached to 50 meters at 9 am in the morning and it remained up to 500 meters till 10 am.
According to Regional Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature on Monday was recorded at 20.2 degrees Celsius, which was seven degrees Celsius below the normal. Cold waves also pulled down the night temperature by one degree Celsius from the normal as it was recorded at 9 degrees Celsius.
“The intense chill conditions were generated due to pairing of cold winds blowing from the north and drizzles in northern part of the state. Due to the low pressure area generated in the region, the moisture from the north has been shifted to the state as it was hot in the city when snowfall and rains were taking place in northern area,” met officials said.
The weatherman said that the cold waves are continuously flowing from the northern part of the country since Sunday night. “If the wind continued to blow, then the chances of foggy conditions are less. However, city would witness fog and dew on Tuesday morning,” met officials said. Monday became the coldest day of the season as the temperature less than 20 degrees Celsius was recorded last time on January 12, 2017.