21 Jun 2024

Madhya Pradesh Weather: Monsoon reaches MP, alert of heavy rain in many dists; intermittent showers lash Bhopal; check latest update

Bhopal: The southwest monsoon reached Madhya Pradesh on Friday, June 21, after remaining stuck for 10 days. Monsoon arrived in Madhya Pradesh via Dindori. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon has also reached parts of Maharashtra-Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Jharkhand. The pictures below show the scenes of various locations in Bhopal as showers lashed the city on Friday.

The Meteorological Department has issued an alert of heavy rain in 14 districts of Madhya Pradesh including Bhopal-Indore. At the same time, Delhi, which has been facing 43°-45° temperature for the last few days, also received rain and winds blew at a speed of 30-50 km per hour.

IMD also said that till now (from 1 to 20 June) 77 mm of rainfall has occurred in the country. This is 17% less than the normal rainfall during this period. From 1 to 20 June, 92.8 mm of rain occurs in the country.

Bhopal receives 12 cm rainfall

Entry of monsoon brought rainfall on Friday in state. During the intervening night of Thursday-Friday and till Friday morning, Bhopal received 12 cm of rain, while Sehore saw over 10 cm of rain in just two hours. This has caused the water level in the Siwan River to rise rapidly, which was dry until Thursday. 

Ujjain, Ratlam, Shajapur, and Raisen have been experiencing intermittent rain since late Thursday night. In Indore, clouds and gusty winds are prevalent. Many low-lying areas in Bhopal have become waterlogged due to showers. Light showers and drizzle continue in Bhopal and rainfall occurred in the afternoon and evening hours also. Dark clouds covered the skies bringing down the mercury substantially. 

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