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3:13 pm - Thursday December 16, 8562

Ockhi impact: Drizzles, cold air in MP

Light rainfall may continue state’s western parts, cyclone reaches near Gujarat coast

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal

With Cyclone Ockhi moving towards Gujarat after hitting the southern part of the country, western Madhya Pradesh – including Ratlam, Ujjain and Shivpuri – experienced drizzles and cold air. Besides, a drop in maximum temperatures was recorded in the entire state.

Light rainfall is predicted in western parts due to the cyclone’s impact in the next two days. Day temperatures are likely to drop further. The state capital received light rainfall during evening hours.

The current weather conditions may continue till next three days, said an official of the India Meteorological Department’s city centre. In Bhopal the day was sunny in the morning but the clouds gathered in the afternoon and by light rainfall started in the evening that continued for quite some time.

The weather turned quite cold due to the effect of clouding and drizzles. Schoolchildren were seen shivering due to the impact of the weather. The mercury plummeted across the state due to the cyclone’s impact.

In Indore, the day temperature was recorded five degrees below normal mark at 22.5 degrees Celsius, while in Gwalior it was four degrees below normal at 21.8 degrees. In Bhopal the day temperature was a notch below normal at 26.2 degrees. Day temperatures are likely to drop further.

However, the night temperatures have shown upward swing due to the moisture in air. In Indore and Gwalior the night temperatures were five degrees above normal mark. In Bhopal the minimum temperature was two degrees above normal.

According to the weatherman, light rainfall is likely in western parts of the state due to the cyclone’s impact for the next two days. The weather is likely to clear out gradually after two days as the severity of the cyclone Ockhi has reduced considerably.

Posted in: Bhopal, Featured

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