Bhopal: Rain and hail likely in parts of state in next 24 hours

BHOPAL: Various districts are likely to experience rain and hail in the state. Cloudy weather prevailed in the state capital on Thursday.

Districts of divisions like Rewa, Sagar, Shahdol, Jabapur, Chambal are likely to experience rain with gusty wind in the next 24 hours. Similarly districts like Gwalior, Datia, Vidisha, Raisen, Hoshangabad and Betul will experience rain and hail.

These weather activities have been attributed to cold and dry winds from northwest direction merging with humid southerly winds from Bay of Bengal. Paraswara, Mandla, and Lakhanadaun recorded 20mm rainfall, Umaria recorded 10mm in the last 24 hours.

Similarly, several districts of Madhya Pradesh, particularly the eastern parts, have received good rain and thundershower activities during the last 24 hours. Mandla recorded moderate rainfall activity to the tune of 18 mm, Jabalpur 5 mm, Seoni 3 mm and Chhindwara 2 mm. At temperature front, there was nominal fall in day temperature in the state capital and other places.

Bhopal recorded maximum temperature of 33.5 degree Celsius which was just above normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 19.8 degree Celsius which was 2.6 degree Celsius above normal. Indore recorded a maximum temperature of 31.8 degree Celsius which was 2.4 degree Celsius below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 18 degree Celsius which was 1.4 degree Celsius above normal.

According to Meteorological department, light to moderate rain and thundershowers accompanied with few spells of hailstorm are expected to occur over many parts of the state, especially the eastern parts. Intensity will be more over Northeast Madhya Pradesh. These scattered rain and thundershower activities will continue for another 24 hours.

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