The Madhya Pradesh capital received 85.5mm of rainfall within two and half hours on Monday night, almost four times more than the showers recorded during the entire June last year.
From June 1 till the morning of Tuesday (June 16), Bhopal had received 100.4mm of rainfall though the monsoon is yet to arrive in the capital.
During the whole of June in 2014, the capital had received only 23.2mm of rain due to a delayed monsoon (that had arrived on July 3) and poor pre-monsoon activity.
The situation seems different this year as heavy pre-monsoon showers lashed Bhopal on Monday night, inundating low-lying areas and causing traffic jams and power cuts.
The showers were so heavy that between 8:00pm and 10:30pm, as much as 85.5mm of rainfall was recorded.
However, no rainfall was received later during the night or even during the entire daytime of Tuesday.
The city remained sunny for most part of the day and clouds started gathering again from Tuesday evening, setting the tone for possible rain or thundershowers during late evening.
Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 35.3 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal, while Indore recorded 34.0 degrees (two degrees below normal).
According to the meteorological department (MeT), monsoon is likely to arrive in the remaining parts of the state, including Bhopal, in the next two to three days.
The onset of monsoon was announced in southern MP on June 14.
During the next 24 hours, the sky in Bhopal will remain partially cloudy with the chances of rain or thundershowers during the evening, the MeT said.
Showers in other parts of the state
Moderate to heavy rainfall was experienced in other parts of state during the last 24 hours ending at 8:30am on Tuesday.
Sehore received 30mm of rain; Mandla and Guna received 21mm each; Satna received 18mm; Indore, Balaghat and Seoni received 12mm each while Umaria and Barwani received 10mm of rainfall each.