Indore : Collector P Narahari has issued a notice to all government schools instructing them to change the school timings to 9 am from today in view of the decrease in temperature. Winter school timings will be in force till Jan 15.

“In view of low temperatures and cold wave conditions, in all anganwadis and government schools (from pre-primary to class 12), shall not begin before 9 am and shall not be held after 5pm,” Narahari said. In addition to the compulsory changes in government schools, he added an advisory for private schools to comply with the same.

Indore experienced a minimum of 8 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal on Sunday. In view of the weather forecasts, school timing has been changed in government schools.

The meteorological department reported a further fall in the temperature on Thursday. Night’s temperature was recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius, which is four degree below the mark. The temperature recorded in the day was 22.7 degree Celsius, which is four degrees lower than normal. People are experiencing chills as the cold winds are blowing in from the north.

“The temperature is likely to fall further in the next couple of days and foggy conditions would affect normal life,” the meteorological department officials said.

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