Ujjain: Ujjain recorded 1.5 inches of rainfall in the last 24 hours taking the season’s rainfall in the district to 17 inches by Friday evening. There has been persistent, heavy to light rainfall in the district during the past 24 hours, increasing water levels in Kshipra, although no significant increase was recorded in the level of the Gambhir dam. This is the maximum of the season recorded in a day.
According to the weather forecaster of the government Jeevajirao observatory, Deepak Gupta, the reason for heavy rainfall is the activation of two systems, one in Arabian Sea and other in Bay of Bengal. Heavy rains are expected in the next 24 hours due to these systems. Maximum and minimum temperatures recorded were 27.5 and 23 degrees respectively.
However, no increase in water levels of the Gambhir dam was recorded remaining constant at 282 MCFT in the last 24 hours. At Gaughat, the Kshipra stop dam, a 1 feet increase in water level was recorded touching 17 feet. Although, rains have made the climate pleasant, potholes were a nuisance for commuters,
Although, rains have made the climate pleasant, potholes were a nuisance for commuters, pedestrians and vehicle owners. Also, low lying areas were deluged in water, leaving residents in great discomfort. Residents of colonies who still await concrete roads, also faced trouble due to muddy and slippery routes.
Rain also created problems for school children. Due to lack of pre monsoon maintenance at government schools, school premises were flooded with stagnant water, a cause for many water-borne diseases in students.
Chamunda-mata square, Taupkhana, Upkeshwar square, Khandar mohalla, KD Gate, Kamari-marg, Gopal Mandir, Nai-sarak and Dabari peetha were all seen clogged with water.