BHOPAL: Monsoon arrived in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday seven days ahead of schedule. It is likely to be active till June 20. The South-West Monsoon has arrived through Betul, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Seoni and Mandala. Senior meteorological department officer GD Mishra has confirmed the onset of the South-West Monsoon.
The meteorological department has issued an alert for heavy rain, which is likely in the districts of Jabalpur and Shahdol divisions and other districts, such as Rewa, Satna, Betul, Harda, Khandwa and Burhanpur. The wind is likely to reach up to 30-40 kilometres per hour.
Rain and thundershowers are likely in the districts of Bhopal, Ujjain, Sagar, Gwalior, Chambal divisions and other districts, such as Khargone, Badwani, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Dhar, Indore, Hoshangabad, Sidhi and Singrauli.
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In the past 24 hours, many places have recorded rainfall. Kesali recorded 10 cm of rainfall, while Narainganj recorded 9 cm and Shahdol, Mandala and Dindori recorded 7 cm. Burhar, Jaithari, Samnapur, Kotma, Bankhedi and Pansemal recorded 6 cm of rainfall. Pushparajgarh, Nainpur, Manpur, Karanjia and Barghat recorded 4 cm of rainfall.
3-4 days later in Bhopal
"The South-West Monsoon has arrived seven days ahead of schedule. However, itíll take three to four days more to arrive in Bhopal. It will gain momentum and advance in many parts of the state." -GD Mishra, senior meteorological department officer.
Double amount in 10 days
Besides, Madhya Pradesh has received double the normal amount of rainfall in the first 10 days of June. The performance of pre-monsoon rains is far better, so it is predicted that the monsoon will be far better in the state in July and August. In the first 10 days, generally, the state used to record 15.7 mm rainfall (half inch), but, so far, it has recorded 29.3 mm (which is one inch).
Upto 324% more rainfall
The eastern region of the state has received more rain than the western region. In the western region, Bhopal, Betul, Ashok Nagar and Mandsaur experienced more rainfall. This region has recorded 150%-300% rainfall so far. Generally, the western region records 15.8 mm, but, so far, it has received 21.8 mm, which is 38% more than the normal. In the eastern regionóexcept Sidhi, Singrauli and Tikamgarhóit has recorded up to 324% rainfall in the first 10 days.
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