Bhopal: Spell of heavy rain drenches the city

Met dept says the South-West Monsoon may also make an early advance over Madhya Pradesh and other nearby states by the middle of the month

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, June 09, 2021, 02:21 AM IST
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Bhopal experiences a brief spell of moderate rain on Thursday evening |

BHOPAL: A spell of heavy rain drenched the state capital providing relief from humidity on Tuesday evening. In the daytime, it was sunny weather, but the evening was pleasantly cloudy.

Earlier, various parts of the state experienced light-to-moderate rain in the past 24 hours, especially the southern region of the state. This rain has been caused by a cyclonic circulation over Madhya Pradesh.

Indore recorded 22.6 mm, while Bhopal recorded 16.0 mm and Khajuraho recorded 2.8 mm. Similarly, Raisen recorded 6.4 mm rain and Chhindwra recorded 1.4 mm rain. Jabalpur experienced trace. Similarly, the southwest parts of the state are expected to experience light-to-moderate rain in the next 24 hours. This trend is likely to continue for the time being.

According to the meteorological department, the rain has been caused by a cyclonic circulation that lies over the southwest region of the state. The South-West Monsoon may also make an early advance over Madhya Pradesh and other nearby states by the middle of the month.

Besides, a low-pressure area is expected to form the same day or in the next 24 hours over the Bay of Bengal. This will strengthen to a depression on June 11 and also move closer to the coast of Odisha and West Bengal. This maiden system will revive the active monsoon conditions over large parts of the country.

So, moisture feeding will continue from both sides of Madhya Pradesh from Maharashtra and Gujarat and from West Bengal and rain activities are expected to continue.

With further movement of the depression over land, the monsoon current will advance over West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh before the scheduled date. Heavy rainfall will commence over the coastal parts on June 10 and the spread and intensity will increase between June 11 and 15 over these states.

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