Indore :  Rains hit several parts of the City on Wednesday and brought much-needed relief to people from scorching heat. Winds blowing at 65km/h also pulled down the maximum temperature by one degree and also turned the atmosphere very pleasant.

Rains bring relief for people

According to Regional Meteorological Department officials, the maximum temperature recorded in the city on Wednesday was 39.7 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature rose to 25 degrees Celsius which was two degrees above the normal.

“Sudden change in weather was because of circulation generated over Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana due to western disturbance which is shifting towards western Madhya Pradesh,” the officials said.

They further said that the condition would remain same for a couple of days. On Wednesday, 1.1mm rainfall was recorded by the department. With this, the total rainfall of the season rose to 1.8mm.

Sudden change in weather and rains surprised commuters as they had to confine themselves in shelters to avoid rain and heavy winds.

However, many of them enjoyed the change and rushed to eateries at Chhapan Dukan and other places.

“The change in atmosphere has given me relief from scorching heat and I wish the atmosphere remain same,” Ayush Jain, a CA student said.

Similarly, Mukesh Sindhe, assistant manager in a private company, said the change in weather gave him relief as he was suffering from heat-stroke. “Change in weather was welcome as the temperature was hovering above 40 degrees Celsius for some time,” he added.

2009 witnessed highest rain in May in last 10 yrs

Highest rainfall in May was recorded in 2009 with 41.7 mm, i.e. 1.64 inches in last ten years. Second highest rainfall was n May 2007 with 40.9 mm rainfall (1.61 inches). No rainfall was recorded in May last year.

Year       Date      Rainfall

2007       May, 8  19.9 mm

                May, 19                6.6 mm

                May, 29                14.4 mm

2008       No rainfall recorded

2009       May, 14                Trace

                May, 18                10.6 mm

                May, 19                11.0 mm

                May, 20                6.1 mm

                May, 26                14.0 mm

2010       No rainfall recorded

2011       May, 16                Trace

2012       May, 6  8.6 mm

                May, 7  7.4 mm

                May, 8  4.0 mm

                May, 9  2.2 mm

                May, 11                3.8 mm

2013       No rainfall recorded

2014       May, 6  Trace

                May, 7  0.8 mm

                May, 16                Trace

                May, 17                4.2 mm

                May, 18                1.8 mm

                May, 26                1.2 mm

2015       No rainfall recorded

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