Monsoon trough brings heavy rainfall in MP, 3 dead

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2015 21:32 IST

Madhya Pradesh witnessed heavy rainfall and thundershowers in different regions on Sunday. The monsoon trough line passing from Gwalior and Satna is bringing heavy rains at many places, especially in North-west Madhya Pradesh, say officials of Meteorological Centre.

"The monsoon trough line passing over Gwalior and Satna may bring rain at Gwalior and North-west Madhya Pradesh in the next 24 hours. Moisture over Khandwa, Khargone and Hoshangabad will also bring rainfall to these parts of the state", said director of Regional Meteorological Centre (Bhopal), Anupam Kashyapi.

Meanwhile, three died and three injured by lightening in Sohawal village of Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. All of them were standing under a mango tree to save themselves from heavy rainfall. Satna received 29.0 mm rainfall on Sunday.

According to MeT officials, rain and thundershowers will occur at many places over Khandwa, Khargone, Burhanpur, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Guna and Rajgarh districts. Gwalior, Ujjain and Hoshangabad divisions will also witness thundershowers in the next 24 hours, predicts MeT office.

The rest of western Madhya Pradesh and Sagar district will receive light rain at few places.

MeT office has also released warning for heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours in isolated places over Khandwa, Burhanpur, Harda, Betul, Agar, Shajapur, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Guna, Rajgarh, Neemuch, Mandsaur and Ujjain districts.

A new system is also developing over the Bay of Bengal but is in its initial state. According to MeT officials, eastern and south-eastern Madhya Pradesh may witness rainfall due to the new system in upcoming days.

The monsoon trough line passing over the state and moisture area over a few districts brought heavy rainfall at some places. Betul recorded the highest rainfall of 80 mm, followed by Gwalior (50 mm), Umaria (40 mm) and Satna (29 mm).

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