Rain hit many parts of Madhya Pradesh including Bhopal on Friday night, bringing relief from hot and humid conditions.
The MeT office has predicted good rainfall in many parts of state during the next three days -- news that is likely to wipe the worry creases off the face of farmers at least partially as sowing of Kharif crops is in crucial stage now.
Bhopal experienced moderate rainfall throughout the day, causing day temperatures to drop and humidity to decrease. The rainfall started late on Friday night and was continuing till writing of this report.
Citizens enjoyed the drizzle, especially as it was a holiday on occasion of Eid.
During last 24 hours, Bhopal received 2.4cm of rainfall.
Lack of rainfall during the past several days had caused the temperatures and humidity to rise making the conditions very uncomfortable.
However the main worry was about agriculture as the Kharif crops are in very initial stage now and lack of rainfall over long duration could cause the young plants to wilt, thus destroying the crop, sources said.
The director of Regional Meteorological Centre however said that during next three to four days almost entire state was likely to get good rainfall.
While in East MP the present phase of rainfall would continue at least till July 21, in West MP, rainfall is likely to start from June 20 and likely to continue till June 22 or 23, the director said.
He said that multiple weather systems have become active in different parts of country and even over Madhya Pradesh, pulling in lot of moisture.
The MeT office has issued warning of heavy rainfall in Dindori, Rajgarh, Anuppur, Ashoknagar, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur and Sagar districts during next 24 hours and alert of very heavy showers has been issued for Lateri in Vidisha district and Rajgarh.
Rain during last 24 hours
(Till 8.30am on Saturday)
Dindori, Narsinggarh, Ashoknagar: 6cm each
Gohad, Suwasra, Mehgaon and Isagarh: 5cm each.