Monsoon arrived in the southern parts of Madhya Pradesh — including Indore — on Sunday morning, bringing light to moderate showers, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) said.
The monsoon has arrived almost on time as the normal day of the arrival of monsoon in Madhya Pradesh is June 12 or 13.
The monsoon is expected to arrive in other parts of the state, including Bhopal, in the next three to four days, and the entire state would be covered in the next seven to eight days, director of RMC Dr Anupam Kashyapi said.
The onset of the monsoon was declared for many districts, including Alirajpur, Badwani, Khandwa, Khargone, Hoshangabad, Indore, parts of Ujjain, Narsighpur, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Betul, Dewas, Harda and Seoni.
RMC officials said the monsoon generating from the Arabian Sea had arrived in the south-west areas of the state while the monsoon generating from the Bay of Bengal had entered through the south-east part of the state.
"Monsoon generating from the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea entered the state simultaneously, thus covering the entire south MP," Kashyapi said
Several parts of the state, especially south-west and south-east, are receiving light to moderate rainfall and the rest of the parts are expected to rainfall in the next three to four days, officials said.
During the last 24 hours (till 8.30 am), Amarwada and Jobat received 3 cm rainfall each while, Chhindwara, Anuppur and Sailana received 2 cm each.
Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Sunday, Seoni received 17 mm, Indore, received 0.2 mm and Khargone 2.0 mm of rainfall.
The RMC officials have forecast rain or thunder showers in many places of Indore, Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Bhopal, Ujjain, Chambal and Gwalior divisions during the next 24 hours.
Light rainfall is also expected in other parts of the state.
Meanwhile in Bhopal, the weather was cloudy in the morning and later in the afternoon, the sky became clear with sunshine in some parts.