Bhopal: Torrential rain continued to lash most parts of the state for the second consecutive day on Thursday. In a span of 24 hours, Sagar recorded a massive 13 cm rainfall, followed by Khandwa 11 cm and Damoh 10 cm rains. Heavy downpour was also witnessed in other parts of state including Baxwaha which recorded 9cm rain, while Hatta and Kukshi received 8 cm rainfall in last 24 hours. Anuppur, Beowara, Khilchipur, Begumganj each recorded 5cm rainfall during this period. Bhopal received 1.6cm rainfall.

Weatherman attributed the rainfall to moisture coming from Arabian Sea. Warning has been issued for heavy to very heavy rainfall at Bhopal,
Hoshangabad, Indore, Gwalior, Chambal division in next 24 hours. Similarly, warning has been issued for heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places over Hoshangabad, Harda, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Khargone, Shivpuri, Ashoknagar districts during next 24 hours. Rain thunder shower likely to occur at Hoshangabad, Indore, Bhopal, Sagar divisions and Guna, Dewas, Shajapur, Ujjain and Chhindwara, Narinspur and Jabalpur districts.

Despite little bit improvement at weather front in the last phase of September, Madhya Pradesh has recorded 725.8mm rainfall so far while state has optimum rainfall is 926mm. So it is still deficit of 22 per cent rainfall till September 21. Eastern region of the state has deficit 24 percent while Western parts has deficit of 19 per cent. Bhopal still is having deficit of 305mm deficit rainfall. This month the state capital has received 175.1 mm rainfall thus far.

According to Meteorological department, Southwest Monsoon has stayed dynamic for the last many days for the central part of the country particularly Madhya Pradesh. The rain activities are likely to prevail for the next couple of days. This spell of rain can be attributed to moisture feeding from Arabian Sea.

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