Moderate to heavy showers drenched the state capital in installments from Wednesday midnight to Thursday evening, giving a perfect monsoon feel to citizens.
During the next two to three days, heavier showers would be received in many parts of the state including the state capital, the met office has said.
Rain, along with thunder and lightning started in the city on Wednesday midnight and several spells were received overnight.The citizens woke up to a very grey sky. Heavy showers started lashing the city at around 8am and lasted for quite some time.
While the day remained cloudy but rainless, showers were again received at around 5pm in most parts of the city. The sky continued to be deeply overcast setting stage for further rainfall during late evening and night.
During the last twenty-four hours, ending at 8.30am on Thursday, Bhopal airport recorded 22.1mm of rainfall while Bhopal city recorded 17.1mm of rainfall. Between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Airport recorded another 0.8mm of rainfall while the city recorded 8.9mm of rain.
The monsoon current surged a little forward on Thursday covering Guna, Mandsaur and Neemuch districts but still giving districts in Gwalior-Chambal area a slip. The met office has however said that these areas would be covered in the next two to three days.
Heavy showers were recorded in many parts of the state as monsoon remained vigorous in Jabalpur division and active in Bhopal and Indore divisions.
The director of Regional Meteorological Centre, DP Dubey said that the low pressure area persisting over Orissa would start moving forward on Friday, bringing heavy rainfall to many parts of the state, mainly Rewa, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Sagar, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain divisions.
The met office has issued warning of very heavy rainfall in parts of Jabalpur, Hoshangabad, Bhopal and Indore divisions during the next forty-eight hours.