Heavy to very heavy rains are going on over Madhya Pradesh for the last 2-3 days. The well-marked low-pressure area is now over North East Madhya Pradesh.
During the last 24 hours, more than 200 mm of rains batted many districts of Madhya Pradesh. In the last 24 hours, Chhindwara recorded 242 mm, Pachmarhi 228 mm, Seoni 210 mm, and Hoshangabad recorded 209 mm rain of rain. During the same period, Betul recorded 166 mm, Malajkhand 90 mm, Mandala 59 mm, Jabalpur 68 mm, Raisen 80 mm, Bhopal 81 mm, Tikamgarh 85 mm, Nowgong 66 mm, and Sagar 49 mm of rain.
The river Narmada and its tributaries are running above danger level mark. The water level in the Ajnal river of the Harda district has also increased. Water has been released from Indira Sagar Dam. Due to the flash floods and roadblocks, traffic has been restricted on many highways.
The well-marked low-pressure area will move across Madhya Pradesh up to South West Uttar Pradesh and will get weaken gradually. Heavy rains are expected to continue in many parts of Madhya Pradesh. Most affected districts will be central and southwest parts of Madhya Pradesh such as Hoshangabad, Betul, Harda, Bhopal, Dewas, Khandwa, Khargon, Indore, Jhabua, Alirajpur Barwani, and Dhar.
By tomorrow, rain activities will move further west, leading to a significant decrease in rain activities over Eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh. However, few good spells may continue over the western district of Madhya Pradesh adjacent to Rajasthan. This is the first time in the month of August that Madhya Pradesh has become a rain surplus.