Bhopal: The state is likely to experience light rain in next few days even as the mercury is making an upward move. Eastern and adjoining western region is likely to witness rain from February 21 and the activity would continue for next two days. There was rise of four degree Celsius in day temperature and three degree Celsius in night temperature in the state capital on Tuesday.

As per the meteorological department, a confluence zone, i.e. the merger of Northwesterly winds with humid southeasterly winds, is likely to form around February 21, due to which parts of the state, particularly eastern and adjoining western regions including Guna, Gwalior, Damoh, Satna, Jabalpur, Umaria, Sidhi, Satna and Rewa will get scattered rainfall activity.

Hailstorm activity is not expected this time, thus crop damage is not expected over the state unlike the last spell. On the other hand, North Madhya Pradesh will see rainfall activity in view of an induced Cyclonic Circulation over Rajasthan and adjoining areas along with a trough which will extend up to North Madhya Pradesh.

These showers are likely to continue until February 23 over eastern regions. During this time, Ujjain, Ratlam, Indore are likely to remain almost dry. These rains will not be intense due to which the deficiency is not likely to see a massive improvement as such.

Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 29.6 degree Celsius which was just above normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 12 degree Celsius which was 1.3 degree Celsius blow normal. Day temperature was 3.9 degree Celsius more than the temperature recorded on Sunday. Similarly, there was rise of 2.8 degree Celsius on intervening night of Sunday-Monday.

Indore recorded maximum temperature of 32.0 degree Celsius which was 2 degree Celsius above normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 12.1 degree Celsius which was just below normal. Day temperature recorded a rise of 4.4 degree Celsius.