9 Jan 2024

Madhya Pradesh Weather: Persistent Cold Wave in Bhopal-Gwalior Despite Sunshine; School Timings Adjusted

The winter chill prevails with dense fog and rain across Madhya Pradesh. Although sunshine graced several districts, including Gwalior-Bhopal on Monday, the cold wave persists. Winter prompts a change in school timings. Gwalior recorded the lowest temperature in the state at 7.9 degrees Celsius on Monday, with the weather department forecasting the possibility of a hailstorm.

Drop in Minimum Temp in Rewa and Shahdol Divisions

A decrease in minimum temperatures was observed in Rewa and Shahdol divisions. Gwalior hit a minimum of 7.9 degrees Celsius, while Sehore recorded the lowest maximum temperature. Shivpuri's Piprasama secured the second coldest spot with a temperature of 8 degrees. Other chilly locations included Naugaon at 8.6, Datia at 10.2, and Khajuraho at 11 degrees Celsius.

Adjustment in School Timings

In response to the prevailing cold wave, school timings have been altered. Morning and two-shift government and non-government schools will commence operations at 10 am. Government schools starting at 10.30 am will adhere to the regular schedule. Pre-scheduled examinations for classes 6 to 12 will proceed as planned. These adjustments are effective from today until January 20, 2024.

Rain and Hailstorm Alert

The Meteorological Department forecasts light rain in Bhopal division, covering Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Ratlam, Harda, and Sagar. A hailstorm alert is issued for Malwa and nearby areas. In the last 24 hours, rain has been recorded in some places across Bhopal, Indore, Narmadapuram, and Ujjain divisions.

Dense Fog in These Areas

Since Tuesday morning, Gwalior and Chambal divisions have experienced dense fog, reducing visibility to 50 to 500 meters. Moderate fog is anticipated in Bhopal, Sehore, Sidhi, Rewa, Satna, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, and Niwari districts. 

On Monday, dense to moderate fog affected various districts, including Neemuch, Mandsaur, Agar, Bhopal, Raisen, Sehore, Vidisha, Ashoknagar, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Sagar, Panna, Chhatarpur, Satna, Katni, Jabalpur, Mandla, and Narsinghpur. 

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