3 Aug 2023

MP Rains: Monsoon Active In Madhya Pradesh Again, Heavy Rainfall Alert Issued

In Madhya Pradesh, once again, the monsoon has become active. It rained in more than 21 districts on Wednesday. It rained heavily in Mandla, Balaghat, Narmadapur and Rewa. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in the entire state from August 4.

It has been raining intermittently in Rewa since morning while Bhopal woke up to light drizzles. Jabalpur has recorded 6.61 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. 

Level of major rivers rising

Due to excessive rains, once again the water level of major rivers of the state has started rising. All the rivers including Narmada, Chambal, Tapti, Betwa are in spate.

The Chambal river in Morena is flowing 14 metres below the danger mark. The level of the river is 138 metres. However, the level may increase significantly as water is being released from Kota Barrage into Chambal owing to heavy rains in Rajasthan. In view of this, the administration has asked the people living near the river banks and especially the low-lying areas to move to higher places. 

Meteorologist Dr. Shailendra Nayak said that due to the deep pressure monsoon trough over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand, the western end of the monsoon trough has shifted to Madhya Pradesh from August 3. Due to this, there is a possibility of light to moderate rainfall at most places over East Madhya PradeshHeavy to very heavy rainfall can occur at some places on August 4 and 5.

Heavy rain alert

The Meteorological Department has issued an alert for extremely heavy rains in many parts of the state for the next three days. Extremely heavy rain may occur at isolated places in Umaria, Katni, Jabalpur, Mandla, Panna, Damoh and Shivpuri districts. There can be incidents of lightning with 115.6 to 220 mm of rain.

Heavy rains expected in these districts Sidhi, Singrauli, Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Seoni, Balaghat, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Sheopur Kala, Vidisha, Raisen, Dindori, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Tikamgarh, Guna, Ashoknagar. There may be incidents of lightning with rain.

Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast for Sehore, Bhopal, Narmadapuram, Betul, Dewas, Gwalior, Datia, Bhind, Morena, Anuppur, Niwari districts may receive moderate to heavy rainfall at some places. There can be 45 mm to 75 mm of rain here. There can be incidents of lightning with rain.

Heavy rainfall in Odisha

Meanwhile, heavy rainfall was experienced in several parts of Odisha on Wednesday. Locals were seen catching fish at the inundated National Highway 57 in the Boudh area after ponds of the fisheries department got flooded following heavy and continuous rainfall.

IMD scientist HR Biswas said, "Rainfall to continue during the next 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over West Odisha districts. Coastal districts will see moderate rainfall. Heavy to very rainfall is likely to occur in several districts including Sundargarh, Sambalpur." Meanwhile, locals caught fish at the inundated National Highway 57 in the Boudh area after ponds of the fisheries department got flooded following heavy and continuous rainfall.

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