Rain washes out day two of Navtapa; temp slips below normal

BHOPAL: A brief spell of heavy rain lashed City on Monday-the second day of Navtapa providing the much-needed relief from scorching heat. The cloudy weather is likely to prevail for the next couple of days. Throughout the day, it was humid atmosphere with Sunny weather but by afternoon, it became cloudy and by the evening it started precipitating, providing relief from scorching heat. Due to rains on Sunday, the atmosphere was humid on Monday. Day time humidity increased to 42 per cent which generally happens to be around 15 per cent in May end.

Unexpectedly, it was the second day which experienced rain in Navtapa which is known for its peak summer. Weatherman attributed the rain to upper air circulation over Chhattisgarh and a Well Marked Low (WML) of West Bay off North Andhra Odisha coast.

Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 39.8°C which was 1°C below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 27.9°C which was 1°C above normal. On Sunday, day temperature was 39.8°C while night temperature was 27.1°C. So it shows that day temperature remained unchanged and night temperature nominally increased.

According to Meteorological department, rain or thundershower is expected at isolated places over the state.  Thundershowers are likely at one or two places over east Madhya Pradesh in the next 48 hours. Thundershowers are likely at Rewa, Sagar, Jabalpur, Shahdol. A well marked low (WML) lies over West Bay off North Andhra Odisha coast with an associated upper air circulation.

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