'Hudhud will only pass by MP, not enter it'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014 17:31 IST

State residents can now rest easy with the MeT office saying that the cyclone Hudhud would pass by the state and not enter it as expected earlier. The cyclone which brought heavy rainfall in Chhattisgarh will touch the south-eastern border of Madhya Pradesh and will then turn right.

Districts like Anuppur and Balaghat that are situated on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will witness heavy rainfall however. According to officials of the regional meteorological department, the wind velocity of the cyclone, when it will strike MP will be around 35-50 kilometers per hour.

The bordering districts will also face strong winds and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, many places of the state witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday. All the districts under Jabalpur division witnessed rainfall. According to the MeT office, Jabalpur witnessed 15 mm rainfall, while Satna witnessed 22 mm rain on Monday.

Clouding was witnessed in Bhopal and its neighboring districts throughout the day. High velocity winds were also experienced. Weathermen predicted that Bhopal and Indore may witness rainfall by Tuesday afternoon due to the prevalence of a local weather system.

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