Indore: Expect light to moderate rain, freakish weather

Indore: Freakish weather continued in the city on Monday as residents woke up to cloudy morning. Clouds cleared only after 9.30 am when sun shone through the sky. Meanwhile, regional meteorological department said city may rain this week.

“With increase in temperature and cloudy weather, the northern part of state would receive rain on Tuesday and Wednesday while Indore region would witness light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday,” met officials said. They attributed the change in wind pattern and cloudy weather to increase in day and night temperature.

City’s maximum and minimum temperature rose above normal after almost a week. “Cloudy weather is due to rise in night temperature while the change in wind direction affected day temperature, which hovered around 29 degrees Celsius,” a department official said wishing anonymity.

City recorded a maximum temperature of 29.2 degrees Celsius on Monday, which was one degree above normal while the minimum temperature at 14.4 degrees was three degrees above normal. The morning and evening humidity was 77 percent and 34 percent respectively. Winds blew from south and south-east direction at an average speed of 18 kilometres per hour.

Weather fluctuation: One more dies of swine flu

Frequent changes in weather are taking toll on people’s health specially those suffering from swine flu. One more patient succumbed to deadly disease on Monday, taking the total to six deaths this year. Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme nodal officer Dr Amit Malakar said a 57-year-old male admitted to Bombay Hospital from January. 29 succumbed to the disease on Sunday night. With this, total six patients succumbed to the disease while 15 tested positive so far.

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