16 Jul 2023

MP Rains: Narmada Above Danger Mark, Many Other Rivers In Spate In Madhya Pradesh; Heavy Rains To Continue

There is an alert of heavy rains on Sunday in more than 30 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Lightning may also strike along with rain in Vidisha, Raisen, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Datia, Morena, Sheopur, Singrauli, Sidhi, Rewa, Satna, Dindori and Seoni. 

Heavy rain is expected in some districts of Bhopal, Ujjain, Narmadapuram, Jabalpur, Sagar, Shahdol divisions. There is a possibility of light rain in Indore-Ujjain city.

3 weather systems active

According to the Meteorological Department, there are currently 3 systems active in the state. Due to this it is raining in most of the districts. Senior meteorologist HS Pandey told that this phase will continue even further. Due to the active trough line and cyclonic circulation system, there are chances of heavy rains for the next 3 to 4 days.

Heavy rains have created a flood-like situation in Sagar. The low-lying areas have been filled with water. Here about 17 cm of rain was recorded in two days. It rained heavily in Sagar on Saturday. Flood situation has developed in Tili area. The low-lying areas of the city were also waterlogged at many places.


It rained in more than a dozen districts on Saturday as well. Maximum 73.8 mm of rain was recorded in Jabalpur, 27 in Pachmarhi, 14 in Malajkhand of Balaghat, 13 mm in Sagar. Apart from this, rainfall also occurred in Mandla, Khajuraho, Naugaon, Umaria, Damoh, Satna, Sidhi, Narmadapuram, Guna, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Bhopal Dhar and Shivpuri. There is a possibility of lightning along with heavy rain in the next 24 hours. In Madhya Pradesh, many rivers of the state including Narmada are in spate and are flowing above the danger mark.

Narmada 4 meter above danger mark in Barwani

The Narmada river in Barwani is flowing 4 meters above the danger mark. Shivna in Mandsaur, Bina in Raisen are in spate. In Tikamgarh, water has been released by opening the gates of the Ban-Sujara dam on the Dhasan river. The water level of Betwa has also increased.

The Narmada river is flowing above the danger mark in many districts. The water in other rivers has also risen. The water level of Bebas, Dhasan and Bina rivers has also increased. Due to heavy rains, the life of the people is also getting affected. 

At the same time, it is raining heavily in Tikamgarh district as well. People have got relief from the heat due to heavy rains. But now people are also facing difficulties. Due to waterlogging, water has entered people's houses in some districts.

13% more rainfall than average in MP

According to the scientists of IMD Bhopal, since June 1, it has rained 13% more than normal in the state. East Madhya Pradesh has received 7% more rain than the average and West Madhya Pradesh has received 18% more rain than the average.

In the current season so far Seoni has received maximum rainfall of about 55 cm. Narsinghpur has received more than 48 cm of rain. Sagar, Mandla and Chhindwara are the districts which have received 40 cm or more rainfall. On the other hand, Ashoknagar, Rewa, Singrauli, Tikamgarh, Ashoknagar, Khandwa and Khargone are the districts which have not received even 20 cm of rain so far.

In the next 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rain is likely in Vidisha, Raisen, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Datia, Morena, Sheopurkalan, Singrauli, Sidhi, Rewa, Satna, Dindori and Seoni districts. During this, it can rain up to 10 cm within 24 hours.

Heavy rains may occur in Bhopal, Sehore, Rajgarh, Narmadapuram, Betul, Dewas, Shajapur, Guna, Gwalior, Bhind, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Panna, Damoh, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh and Niwari. 6 cm or more rainfall can occur in these districts in 24 hours.

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