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Monsoon arrives in Madhya Pradesh

Issuing a warning of a heavy rainfall in several districts of Madhya Pradesh, the meteorology department announced the onset of monsoon in the state through the south-east region on Sunday.

bhopal Updated: Jun 19, 2016 20:57 IST
Pre-monsoon showers lashed Bhopal on Saturday.
Pre-monsoon showers lashed Bhopal on Saturday. (Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)

Issuing a warning of a heavy rainfall in several districts of Madhya Pradesh, the meteorology department announced the onset of monsoon in the state through the south-east region on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall has been forecasted for southern districts of state – Hoshangabad, Betul, Chhindwara, Harda, Khandwa, Barwani and Burhanpur -- in the next 24 hours.

“Bhopal might get drenched in monsoon showers during the next 48 hours and the entire state would be covered by month-end,” said Dr Anupam Kashyapi, director of meteorology department.

In Bhopal, Sunday remained a little humid and cloudy. The maximum and minimum temperature was recorded at 35.9 and 23.6 degrees Celsius respectively.

Heavy rains in Khandwa, Burhanpur likely

The meteorology department has issued warning for heavy rains in Khandwa and Burhanpur districts in next 24 hours. The monsoon is expected to move towards south-west where Khandwa and Burhanpur districts are located.

Monsoon is expected to reach Indore between June 24-26.

According to department officials, south-west MP received less than normal rains this month but is likely to cover the lost ground owing to good rains expected in next 10 days.

On Sunday, the weather remained hot and humid in Indore though the city had been receiving pre-monsoon rains during last two nights.

Indore recorded maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius which was normal. The minimum temperature at 23.2 degrees Celsius was two degrees below normal. Moisture-laden winds blew from south-west for most part of the day at maximum speed of 15 kilometres an hour. Neighbouring Khargone district received pre-monsoon rains on Sunday. Indore is likely to receive rains in next 48 hours. Thunder and dust storm will occur in evening or night.