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Bhopal: Squall, shower lash state capital


BHOPAL: Dusty squall coupled with light shower lashed the state capital on Sunday. Many residential colonies plunged into darkness with power supply disruption, though neither trees fell down nor did any power supply line break down.

In last 24 hours, fairly widespread rain and thundershowers with squally winds and isolated hail were observed over northeast states, Rajasthan, North Madhya Pradesh. Rain and thunder showers are likely at isolated places over Chambal, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Sagar divisions in Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 32.1°C which was 1°C below normal while it recorded a minimum of 17.9°C which was also normal. However, night temperature increased by two degrees Celsius. On Saturday, it was 15.8°C.

As per the meteorological department, a feeble Western Disturbance is over Afghanistan and adjoining Pakistan. A cyclonic circulation is lying over Haryana and adjoining areas. Another cyclonic circulation is over Southeast Rajasthan. A third cyclonic circulation is over Assam and adjoining Bangladesh. A trough is extending from Arunachal Pradesh to south Tamil Nadu across Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh.