Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): After a gap of around 10 days, monsoon has once again become active in Madhya Pradesh, as large parts of the state received light showers on Saturday, which pushed the mercury levels down and provided some relief to people from sultry weather conditions.
Talking to PTI, senior meteorologist with the India Meteorological Department's Bhopal office, P K Saha, said the state is expected to receive good rainfall between July 11 and 16.
"Monsoon is slowly becoming active in Madhya Pradesh after a break. The south-westerly winds are growing strong in the Arabian Sea, which is bringing forth moisture to the state," he said.
Besides that, a low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal on Sunday which is going to further bring moisture in MP, he added.
The trough at mean sea level now runs from north-west Rajasthan to east-central Bay of Bengal across Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, Saha said.
According to the official, Kumbhraj town in Guna received the highest 72 mm rainfall, while Sarai area in Singrauli recorded the highest 66.4 mm showers in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Saturday.
Bhopal's Kolar area received 4.8 mm rainfall, while Indore's Depalpur and Mhow areas recorded 10.5 and 6 mm rainfall, respectively, during the same period.
Due to the rains, the temperature level has gone down to some extent, he said.