Cold weather conditions prevailed in the state for the past two days and mercury dipped to below 5 degree celsius, Bhopal recorded night temperature at 8.4 degree celsius while most of the places recorded night temperature below 10 degree celsius.
In many places, dew on crops and plants was witnessed. Similar weather conditions may continue for the next few days. On Friday, the Meteorological Department expressed the possibility of a cold wave in seven districts including Bhopal, Umaria, Jabalpur and Ujjain-Ratlam being the coldest.
Meteorologists said that after the snowfall on the mountains, icy wind is coming here from there. In the next 24 hours, cold waves will prevail in Umaria, Jabalpur, Balaghat, Sagar, Bhopal, Rajgarh and Ratlam districts. It is expected to remain cold in Ujjain and Ratlam. Due to the cold-day, the day-night temperature remains around the same.
Dense fog had formed since morning near the Makravada Dam in Guna. The cold may have increased in the capital, but there was some respite from the bitter cold due to sunshine during the day.
The mercury fell significantly in Umaria, Raisen and Rajgarh. At the same time, February is the coldest recorded in Bhopal. According to the Meteorological Department, at present the Western Disturbance is active.
Also, an Induced Cyclonic Circulation is active over Southwest Rajasthan and Western Disturbance being effective from February 2. However, it will not have any effect in Madhya Pradesh.
Shahdol and Jabalpur divisions recorded significant dip in the night temperatures while dip in night temperatures was also recorded in Bhopal, Ujjain, Rewa, Narmadapuram and Sagar divisions.