Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Southwest monsoon arrived in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, seven days ahead of its normal course, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue an orange alert for districts in Jabalpur and Shahdol divisions.
Several parts of the state, including Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior, received showers in the last 24 hours, said P K Saha, senior meteorologist of IMD Bhopal.
"The northern limit of monsoon passes through Betul and Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh. With this, monsoon reached parts of the state. Usually, the advent of monsoon takes place on June 17, however, this is for the first time in recent memory that it has hit the state seven days ahead," Saha said.
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