Bhopal: Weatherman warns of heavy rains for next 48-hour

Bhopal: Monsoon remained active all over Madhya Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. Heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur in North and Northwest parts of the state for the next 24 to 48 hours, said Met department.

Alerts have been issued for nine districts along Narmada River—Jabalpur, Seoni, Narsingpur, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Dewas, Sehore, Chhindwara and Khargone. Tapti River which originates in Betul has also swelled following incessant rains, while water level in Narmada is also increasing speedily.

Weatherman has issued warnings of heavy rain in districts including Sheopurkalan, Bhind,Datia, Gwalior, Panna, Dindori, Anuppur,Rewa, Satna, Mandla, Balaghat, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Agar, Ujjain, and Shajapur. Neavy rain is also expected to lash divisions like Chambal, Gwalior, Sagar, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Rewa, and Hoshangabad. Nalkheda recorded 13cm rainfall in the last 24 hours, Kolaras 11cm and Sabalgarh 10cm rain. State capital also received good rainfall during period, the city recorded 25.8mm rainfall on Tuesday.

Pachmarhi recorded 9cm rainfall,  Shivpuri, Gandhwani, Beowara, Kurwari recorded 8cm each, Dewas, Rehali and Dewari 7cm each, Guna, susner, Ishagarh, Hoshangabad and Hanumana recorded 6cm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Five centimeter rainfall was recorded at various places like Singrauli, Ajaygarh, Nainpur, Sagar, Satna, Khurai, Jabalpur, Nagod, Khilchipur, Agar, Narsingarh, Ujjain and Budani.

Center of well-marked low-pressure area over Northwest Madhya Pradesh and  towards East central Bay of Bengal. During the last 24 hours, Monsoon remained active over Madhya Pradesh.  During the next 24 hours, North Madhya Pradesh would observe vigorous Monsoon conditions that would give heavy to very heavy rains.

According to meteorological department, the cyclonic circulations or low-pressure areas developed over Bay of Bengal has moved towards Madhya Pradesh. The recent depression also travelled across Madhya Pradesh and now lying as a well-marked low-pressure area over Northern Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas.

While North and Northwest Madhya Pradesh are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next 24 to 48 hours; rains over South and East Madhya Pradesh are expected to reduce significantly. Besides, scattered light rains with few heavy spells will continue over the state throughout the entire month. But due to decrease in intensity of rains, relief is in sight from the many districts which are facing flood-like situation.

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