Heavy rain in Bhopal gives relief; thundershower likely at some places


  •  Monsoon may again become active after 4-5 days

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Heavy downpour occurred in Bhopal, while in Khandwa heavy rains threw life out of gear and rainwater entered the houses. On Tuesday afternoon, heavy rainfall occurred in Bhopal. It gave relief from humid conditions.
People may have to wait for 4-5 days for the monsoon to become active again in Madhya Pradesh. It will rain here only after the system shifts in Rajasthan and Gujarat. At present, the monsoon is active between Punjab and Bay of Bengal. Due to this, there will be a possibility of rain at some places with only thunder and lightning for 5 days. This rain will be due to the formation of local system. Monsoon rains are expected in the last week of June.
Meteorologist PK Saha said that at present the system is formed between Punjab and Bengal. Till the time it does not come over Rajasthan and Gujarat, no rain is expected. Now the monsoon is expected to become active from the Arabian Sea side. However, the Meteorological Department has predicted rain and thundershowers at isolated places in Rewa, Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Bhopal and Jabalpur divisions.
PK Saha said that at present the system (low-pressure) is in the Bay of Bengal from Punjab. Due to this there has been a break of monsoon rains in Madhya Pradesh. When this system comes down to Gujarat and Rajasthan, then it will start raining again. However, it is now likely to be active only in the last week of June. The state has received 165.9 mm of rain since June 1, which is 61% more than the average.
The Meteorological Department has predicted only thunderstorms and showers across the state during the next 24 hours. Light rain may occur in Rewa, Sagar, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Chambal, Gwalior, Shahdol and Hoshangabad divisions. However, a yellow alert for rain has been issued in the districts of Rewa, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam, Dewas, Shajapur and Agar. However, the Meteorological Department has not expressed the possibility of heavy rain anywhere.

Less than average rain in 8 districts
After the torrential rains in June, the monsoon has now taken a break. Due to this, the rainfall in 8 districts of the state has been less than the average in June. Khargone and Dhar have received 60% below average and Bhind, Sheopur, Panna, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Barwani, Alirajpur and Indore have received 30% below average rainfall so far. However, 8 districts have received normal and remaining stations have received much above normal rainfall.