Monsoon rains to drench Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Hoshangabad

September 14, 2017 12:57 PM |


Madhya Pradesh had been witnessing on and off scattered light rains at a few places but was the most rain deficient states in terms of statistics. However, due to the development of weather systems, Monsoon rains picked up pace over the state during the last few days.

It has been witnessing heavy rains from the past three to four days. Places such as Bhopal, Indore, Hoshangabad, and Ujjain witnessed moderate to heavy spells of rain in the past few days.


In the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Wednesday, Jabalpur witnessed heavy rain to the tune of 50 mm and Bhopal 39 mm of rain.In the same span of time, Chindhwara recorded 25 mm of moderate intensity rain, Pachmarhi and Khandwa 17 mm and Seoni 14 mm of rain. Sagar, Indore, Ujjain, Betul and Gondia also observed light Monsoon showers.

As per Skymet Weather, a cyclonic circulation is persisting over South Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Vidarbha and a north-south trough is also extending from this system up to north of Kerala.

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It is anticipated that the rainfall activity will continue over southern parts of the state during the next 48 hours. Places such as Betul, Hoshangabad, Chindwara, Khandwa, Indore and Bhopal will receive good rains during the time. Meanwhile, the northern parts will continue to be hot but isolated thunderstorm activities cannot be ruled out over the area.

It is expected that the temperatures will drop over mainly over western and southern districts while, the northern districts will see a marginal drop in mercury levels.

The rain deficiency has reduced to some extent with the continuous hefty spells over the state. As on September 13, East Madhya Pradesh is rain deficient by 29 percent and West Madhya Pradesh by 22 percent. However, since ongoing rain is not widespread in nature , it may not reach normal.


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