Heavy showers lash city in evening

Dense fog with light rain reported in various areas of state

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is currently experiencing a drop in temperature, creating a chilly atmosphere since the beginning of the New Year. The capital city has been under the influence of a cold spell for the past two days, characterized by frigid winds. Thursday morning witnessed dense fog, with light rain reported in various areas. Meteorologists anticipate similar weather conditions for the next three days. Heavy showers lashed the city in the evening.

During Thursday, the weather conditions resembled those of Wednesday, with the Sun making an appearance only around 12:30 PM. Areas such as Shahpura and Upper Lake were shrouded in fog, significantly reducing visibility to less than half a kilometer in some places. Mild drizzles were reported in Kolar Road, Mandakini Colony, Hoshangabad Road, Ashoka Garden, Karond, and Misrod. MP Nagar experienced light drizzles until noon.

Night temperatures remained above 10 degrees Celsius across the state, with Bhopal recording 14 degrees Celsius, 4.2 degrees Celsius above normal, and Indore recording 16.0 degrees Celsius, 6.1 degrees Celsius above normal.

Visibility reduced due to fog

The meteorological department reported Moderate to Dense Fog (MDF) in various districts early in the morning, including Bhind, Morena, Sheopur Kalan, Gwalior, Datia, Guna, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Nivari, Tikamgarh, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Damoh, Panna, and Satna.

Shallow to Moderate Fog (SMF) occurred in Ujjain, Agar, Rajgarh, Dewas, Shajapur, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Dhar, Badwani, South Khargone, Damoh, Bhopal, Vidisha, Raisen, Narsingpur, Shahdol, Anuppur, Rewa, Mauganj, Sidhi, and Singrauli districts.

Recorded visibility included 50 meters in Ratlam and Sagar, 100 meters in Khajuraho, 200 meters in Datia, Satna, Tikamgarh, 300 meters in Gwalior, 400 meters at Bhopal Airport, and 500 meters in Ujjain, Damoh, and Rewa districts.

On Thursday at 7 AM, Bhopal city, particularly Kolar Road and Hoshangabad Road, experienced dense fog, reducing visibility to less than 100 meters. Commuters exercised caution while navigating the roads, and despite the chilly weather, children were observed reaching schools.

Intermittent light rain predicted

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts intermittent light rain in the city throughout Thursday, with similar weather conditions expected on Friday and Saturday. Clear skies may prevail by July 7, offering relief and the possibility of sunshine.

January in Bhopal typically sees cold temperatures, fog, and occasional rainfall. Over the past few years, January has consistently witnessed rainfall, a trend continuing this year. Similarly, on the night of January 18, 1935, the temperature dropped to a record 0.6 degrees Celsius. Over the last decade, temperatures during this period have consistently been 2 to 6 degrees below normal, with the minimum temperature reaching 4 degrees on the night of January 13, 2017.

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