'Freezing point' in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Jan 2: Extreme wintry conditions continue in northern Madhya Pradesh while other parts experienced some respite due to a rise in night temperature.
Morena's Agricultural Science Research Centre Regional Director Yogendra Mohan Kool claimed that temperature dropped to freezing point there last night and it had plummetted to -1.5 C in 2003. Naugaon and Rewa recorded night temperature of 5.3 degrees Celsius and 6.2 C, which were mercifully higher than earlier.
''Cold northern winds are directly impacting more on Madhya Pradesh's northern part. The temperature did not drop to freezing point at Morena. It must have been around 3 C,'' said Regional Meteorological Centre Director D P Dubey. That region's lowest was 4 C at Gwalior. Indore division might witness isolated thundershowers over the next 24 hours due to formation of an upper air system near Gujarat.
The weather has slightly changed owing to a western disturbance passing over the state. Minimum temperature hovered between 6 and 8 C at several locations in central Madhya Pradesh, Mahakaushal and Malwa region while it was 10 to 13 C at other places. The state capital recorded a high of 22.4 C, three notches below normal, while the minimum was 10 C.