Bhopal gets drenched in heavy spell of rain, records 8 cm till evening

SW monsoon covers entire Madhya Pradesh; yellow alert in 18 districts sounded

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, July 01, 2022, 10:55 PM IST
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Vehicles wade through a water logged road after heavy shower in Bhopal on Friday | FP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A spell of heavy rain lashed the city on Friday. State capital Bhopal recorded 8 cm of rainfall till evening. Trees were uprooted at Makhanlal Chaturvedi University (MCU) Square, M P Nagar and Ekta Market’s Ward No 27, according to Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) call centre officials. A few hours of heavy rain caused water logging in low lying areas and affected vehicular and pedestrian movements. Light rains started at around 2 pm, gained momentum within few minutes and it turned into a heavy downpour by evening. Evening rush hour traffic was affected and the motorists struggled to make their way ahead.

Water logged road after heavy shower in Bhopal on Friday

Water logged road after heavy shower in Bhopal on Friday | FP

SW monsoon covers entire state: Met Office

Monsoon has become active in the entire state on Friday, according to meteorological department officials. In the last 24 hours, Itarsi recorded 14 cm of rainfall while Amla recorded 13 cm and 11 cm rainfall has been recorded at Narmadapuram, Budni, Tonkkhurd. Shamgarh and Tarana recorded 9 cm of rainfall.

Yellow alert has been issued for moderate to heavy rainfall at many districts like Sidhi, Singrauli, Umaria, Dindori, Katni, Jabalpur, Vidisha, Rajgarh, Betul, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Dhar, Ratlam, Dewas, Ujjain, Shajapur, Mandsaur, and Neemuch.

Rain and thundershowers with lightning is expected in various divisions like Bhopal, Narmadapuram, Chambal, Rewa and Shahdol.

Heavy rain lashed Bhopal on Friday

Heavy rain lashed Bhopal on Friday | FP

According to the meteorological department, an east-west trough from Punjab extends to north-west Bay of Bengal across Haryana, South Uttar Pradesh, north-east Madhya Pradesh, North Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

The offshore trough from south Gujarat coast to north Karnataka coast persists. A cyclonic circulation is over the west central Arabian Sea.

During the last 24 hours, moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in parts of Madhya Pradesh. During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain with few heavy spells are possible over south-west Madhya Pradesh and at isolated parts of east Madhya Pradesh.

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