Mercury plummets at many places

Bhopal: Residents across most parts of the state woke up to a brisk Tuesday morning as temperatures dropped at many places. Nighttime temperatures also experienced a significant decline, with some areas witnessing a drop of up to 5 degrees Celsius. Khajuraho reported a sharp decrease of 6.6 degrees Celsius in daytime temperatures, while Raisen, Rewa, and Nowgong experienced a dip of 4 degrees Celsius. Gwalior, Satna, and Seoni recorded a decrease of approximately 3 degrees Celsius each in daytime temperatures. Tikamgarh saw a drop of 5 degrees Celsius in nighttime temperatures.

Bhopal registered a decline of 2.8 degrees Celsius in daytime temperatures, settling at 25.3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature dropped by 1.4 degrees Celsius to reach 13.0 degrees Celsius. According to the meteorological department, a weak western disturbance is expected to arrive on January 16 over the northern mountains, followed by another one during the weekend. A slight increase in minimum temperatures may occur due to a change in wind direction.

Intense chill is temporary

Nevertheless, this change is anticipated to be short-lived, with conditions reverting to dry and cold weather throughout the week. Ved Pratap Singh, a senior scientist at the Meteorological department, mentioned, “The intense chill is temporary, lasting only a couple of days. The approaching feeble disturbance may lead to a rise in temperatures.” Moderate to Dense FOG (MDF) was observed in Bhind, Gwalior, Morena, Datia, Nivari, North Chhatarpur, and Mauganj.

Shallow to Moderate fog was reported in Shivpuri, Sheopur Kalan, Tikamgarh, North Panna, North Satna, and Rewa districts. Datia recorded a minimum visibility of less than 50 meters, while Khajuraho and Gwalior Airport reported 50 meters of visibility.

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