3 Sept 2023

Madhya Pradesh Weather: Rising Mercury, Humidity Make People Sweat; What Is IMD's Prediction?

Bhopal: Monsoon systems will be active again in Madhya Pradesh from September 4-5. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), rainy season is expected to begin again in the state. There may be moderate to heavy rain at some places in the eastern part of the state. However, at present heat and humidity is making people sweat in the entire state. Gwalior remained the hottest for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday.

Break in monsoon since Aug 23-24

There is monsoon break in the state since August 23-24, which continues in the first week of September as well. Due to this the effect of heat has intensified. September is as humid as March-April. However, due to the activity of the local system, light drizzles are also occurring at some places. On Saturday, the day temperature in 34 cities in the state crossed 30 degrees mark.

Decline in hydro power generation, power cuts in rural areas

The indifference of monsoon in Madhya Pradesh has increased the tension of the government. Rivers, ponds and dams are empty due to less rainfall in August. There has been a decline in hydro power generation i.e. generation of electricity from water.

On the first day of September the demand for electricity has crossed 14.5 thousand MW. In such a situation, the Energy Department has issued a plan to cut electricity supply in rural areas. For this, the districts have been divided into three categories.

Electricity supply in rural areas of the districts will be only only for 7 hours. Till now the power companies were providing 10 hours of electricity for irrigation in rural areas. Now, in view of the circumstances created due to the rain crisis, it has been decided to make cuts. 

Pray for good rain in the state: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also worried due to less than normal rainfall in the state. At a programme in Bhopal on Saturday, CM Shivraj said that we are running the family and not the government. We are a family of 9 crore people. Their happiness is our happiness, their sorrow is our sorrow. 

CM appealed to everyone to pray to God for good rains in the state. Till now the dams of the state have not been filled due to the long break in monsoon rains. The demand for electricity is increasing, efforts are being made to fix all the arrangements. Everything goes well, it is the responsibility of all of us, he said.

Temp above 37 degrees in Gwalior, Khajuraho

The mercury remained highest in Gwalior for the fifth consecutive day. The temperature here reached 37.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday. However, in September last year, the temperature had reached 37.6 degrees. In Khajuraho also the temperature was 37.4 degrees.

Apart from this, the temperature in Bhopal was 34.4 degrees. In many cities including Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, etc, the mercury was recorded at 30 degrees or more.

Overall 17% less rain in MP

There is a decrease in the normal rainfall figures in the state. So far state has received 17% less rainfall than normal. There is 14% less rainfall in the eastern part and 20% less in the western part.

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