July rainfall breaks 30 years record in Bhopal

BHOPAL : The total rainfall received during the month of July has broken the record of last 20 years in the state capital. By the July end, Bhopal has received 81cm rainfall which is 28cm more than normal. 30 years ago in 1986, the monthly rainfall was pegged at 103cm.

The monsoon has become fully active again in Madhya Pradesh. The torrential rainfall lashed the city on Sunday after light showers during the last couple of days.

Besides, more rain is likely during the next couple of days at various parts of the state. Warning for heavy rain has been issued for isolated places over Betul, Raisen, Bhind, Hoshangabad, Chhattarpur, Chhindwara, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Shivpuri, Shajapur, Ashok Nagar and Gwalior districts in the next 24 hours.

Besides, rain and thundershower are likely to occur at many places over Indore, Hoshangabad and Jabalpur divisions, and Anuppur, Dindori, Raisen, Bhopal, Sehore, Neemuch, Mandla, Ratlam, Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Datia, Tikamgarh, Chhattarpur, Panna, and Satna districts.

Director, meteorological department, Dr Anupam Kashyapi said, “There is a system over Bay of Bengal, North Rajasthan and south-west Uttar Pradesh adjoining Madhya Pradesh.

 There are three systems active so various parts of the state will experience good rain in the next couple of days. Bhopal is likely to achieve the fixed quota of rainfall in first week of August.

Torrential rain batters state capital

A spell of torrential rain lashed the state capital on Sunday resulting in water-logging on various roads and created traffic jam like condition at various points. People who had ventured out for weekend were stranded in traffic jam till it rained. Secondly, they had to take shelters at various bus terminus of BRTS Corridor. They parked their vehicles on roads covering half of the roads. Various streets like Hamidia Road, Bus Stand, Bhopal Talkies, Bharat Talkies, Jyoti Talkies, Central library, Banganga, Police Control Room, RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration (Shahpura),   1100-Quarters, Kolar bridge, Nehru Nagar, were waterlogged. Similarly, water gushing at various roads also posed problems in negotiating traffic. People had to wade through against sharp water currents at Link Road No -1 and Link Road no-2, Kotra, MANIT, Mata Mandir, Board Office, Jail Road. Bikers had to face problems as their bike broke down and riders had to drag them to mechanics.

July rainfall in last 10 years

2015    47.2cm

2014    48.5cm

2013    42.9cm

2012    36.0cm

2011    31.0cm

2010    24.4cm

2009    52.8cm

2008    21.9cm

2007    40.6cm

2006    30.0cm

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