BHOPAL: With a sudden change in the weather since last two days, the city on Sunday witnessed dust-storm with light rainfall in the evening. There were also some clouds looming over Bhopal which the officials of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Bhopal, claimed was due to pre-monsoon activity.

The maximum temperature recorded on Sunday was 40.3 degree Celsius against 40 degree C recorded on Saturday. The highest temperature was recorded in Khajuraho at 42.6 degree Celsius while the lowest was in Khargone at 35.6 degrees.

“These sudden changes in the weather are due to the advent of pre-monsoon system as there has been moisture incursion in the air in south-western and western Madhya Pradesh from Arabian Sea and in south-eastern MP from Bay of Bengal. In Bhopal, this pre-monsoon activity would prevail for the next 15 days in which there would be dirt-storms and light rains. After May 16, the city would witness rainfall with thunder-lightening,” said director, IMD, Bhopal, Anupam Kashyapi adding there might be a rise in temperature in the capital after two days. He also said that similar weather conditions would remain for the next few days mainly in Gwalior, Rewa, Bhopal and Hoshangabad.