Monsoon likely to strike MP this week


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal ,The light pre-monsoon showers during the past few days have provided some respite to the city denizens from the scorching heat and brought down the temperatures by 3-4 degrees.The Weather Department has said the monsoon is expected to reach the state this week. The weatherman has said heavy pre-monsoon showers could lash several parts of the state, including Bhopal, in the days to come. The Weather Department has issued heavy rainfall warning for western Madhya Pradesh.Scattered light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred over Madhya Pradesh during the past day. These pre-Monsoon activities were due to two weather systems. First was the cyclonic circulation over Southeast Rajasthan and adjoining Southwest Madhya Pradesh, while the second system was a trough which was extending from West Uttar Pradesh to southern peninsula across East Madhya Pradesh. As per Weather Department, rain and thundershower activities over the western and northern parts of Madhya Pradesh are expected during the next 24 hours. East Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas of Chhattisgarh are likely to witness light rain and thundershower at a few places. In fact, one or two moderate spells cannot be ruled out over these regions. Districts like Jabalpur, Chhindhwara, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Damoh and Malanjkhand in Madhya Pradesh and Bilaspur, Jagdalpur and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh are expected to record rain and thundershower activities. Along with rain and thundershowers, moderate to strong winds are also expected. As per weathermen, these localized weather activities would sustain until the next 48 hours. These pre-monsoon activities will be mostly in late afternoon or evening hours. In wake of the weather activities, the day temperatures are also likely to drop marginally over the above mentioned regions.