June 2, 2023


The Met division has issued three orange alerts warning of chilly to extreme chilly waves and chilly days in Madhya Pradesh the place minimal temperatures dipped within the final three days attributable to chilly wind from north India.

One of the three orange alerts issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warns of the bottom frost accumulation.

The first alert predicted a probable extreme chilly wave at remoted locations and a chilly wave at many locations within the ten divisions of MP- Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Chambal, Ujjain, Rewa, Shahdol, Hoshangabad and Sagar, within the subsequent two days.

In the second alert, IMD mentioned that 17 districts, together with Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Satna and Mandla, are more likely to witness both a “severe cold day” or a “cold day” within the subsequent two days.

The Met division has additionally warned of the buildup of floor frost in 16 districts together with Bhopal, Gwalior, Raisen, Bhind, Shivpuri and Datia within the subsequent 24 hours.

According to a PK Saha, senior meteorologist with IMD at Bhopal, extreme chilly wave situations prevailed in Bhopal, Gwalior, Sagar, Umaria, Raisen and at Khajuraho and Nowgong in Chhatarpur district within the final 24 hours.

Besides, 17 districts in MP, together with Indore, Jabalpur, Satna and Mandla remained within the grip of the chilly wave within the final 24 hours, he mentioned.

The senior meteorologist mentioned that 5 districts, specifically Indore, Seoni, Betul, Dhar and Ujjain, skilled a severely chilly day on Monday whereas 13 districts together with Bhopal, Jabalpur, Satna and Sidhi noticed chilly days.

As per the IMD, a day is outlined as a “severe cold” when the conventional most temperature drops by 6.5 levels Celsius or beneath.

A ‘chilly day’ is one when the minimal temperature drops to 10 levels Celsius or beneath and the conventional most temperature dips by 4.5 levels Celsius or beneath, Saha defined.

The lowest minimal temperature of 1 diploma Celsius in MP was recorded at Umaria and Nowgong within the Chhatarpur district.

Pachmarhi, a well-known hill station, noticed the minimal temperature of minus 0.5 levels Celsius, Saha mentioned.

The MP capital shivered with a minimal temperature of three.4 levels Celsius, 8 levels lower than regular. The most temperature of Bhopal was 24.1 levels Celsius, 2 levels beneath regular.

The most and minimal temperatures of three districts, specifically Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior had been recorded as 23.3 levels Celsius (4 levels beneath regular) and 6.5 (5 levels beneath regular), 22.2 (4 levels beneath regular) and 4.8 (6 levels beneath regular) and 23 diploma Celsius (2 levels beneath regular) and 1.8 diploma Celsius (six levels beneath regular), respectively.

Senior meteorologist Saha mentioned chilly winds had been blowing in MP from Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand which have skilled snowfall.

He mentioned that the coolness in MP is more likely to abate after two days.

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