Indoreans reel under ‘Second Summer’ in October

Indore: Unlike expectations of citizens, there is no relief from the scorching heat and humid weather even after half of October is gone. The weather this weekend remained itchy and people felt the brunt and a lot of discomfort especially in the Corona Kaal when people are forced to wear masks and face shields and eye gears to protect themselves and the society from the pandemic.

Citizens woke up to a sunny Sunday and the heat increased gradually throughout the day. City sky was also cloudy but there was no relief. Not only the day but night weather too added woes as people had sleepless nights.

However, Regional Meteorological Department officials said the city would witness rainfall in the next couple of days due to the system developed in Bay of Bengal.

“A change in weather is likely from next week as the city would witness light to moderate rainfall in the next couple of days. It depends on the pattern of winds as well as the system developed. A fresh low pressure area is likely to form over the central Bay of Bengal around October 19. It is likely to become more marked during subsequent 24 hours. An east-west trough is likely to develop from east-central Bay of Bengal to Coastal Karnataka across west-central Bay of Bengal and Peninsular India by and is likely to persist during subsequent 3-4 days,” met officials added.

On Sunday, the maximum temperature touched 33.9 degrees Celsius, which was one degree Celsius above normal while the humidity count hovered around 83 per cent, causing discomfort.

The minimum temperature recorded in the city was 22.8 degrees Celsius which was six degrees above the normal fluctuation. Meanwhile, citizens felt irritated with the comparatively high heat and most of the people kept them indoors even after weekends.

“It is believed that the inception of winter takes place after mid of October, with at least the nights turning cooler. But, it seems that summers have not concluded yet this year as temperature is still hovering over 33 degrees Celsius,” Swapnil Shukla, a software engineer, said.

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