The much-awaited monsoon, which was about to strike the City of Lakes Bhopal between June 18 and June 20, is now predicted to arrive by June 22.
As per the recent forecast by the regional meteorological department, the Arabian Sea branch of monsoon was very weak till June 15 but it revived on Thursday and is expected to take 8-10 days to reach Bhopal.
Also, the Bay of Bengal branch is very strong and is forecasted to hit the city by June 21-22.
“The Bay of Bengal branch will reach the state of Chhattisgarh by June 20 and will be hitting the eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh after that. Places like Satna, Sidhi, Shahdol, Singraulli, Balaghat, Seoni and Anuppur will be hosting the first showers of monsoon in the state,” said Dr Anupam Kashyapi, director of meteorological department here.
“The Arabian branch of the monsoon will be hitting Bhopal in about 8-10 days and will be lashing Jhabua, Dhar, Barwani, Harda and Indore before reaching Bhopal,” the Met official said.
Meanwhile, the maximum and minimum temperature for Bhopal on June 16 was recorded 38.7/ 27.0 degree celsius. For Indore, it was recorded 36.7/ 25.0. For Gwalior, it was 41.3/29.0. The same in Jabalpur was 39.0/ 29.3 for Jabalpur, 37.00/ 23.0 for Panchmarhi, for Ujjain it was recorded 37.0/ 24.0 and 39.0/25.0 for Khajuraho.
Bhopal witnessed scattered clouds the day long on Thursday and is expected to be a little humid on Friday.