THE WEATHER system off Maharashtra coast in Arabian Sea has intensified into an upper air cyclonic circulation, causing some rainfall in Maharashtra and cloud cover in several parts of Madhya Pradesh including Bhopal.
However, the system is not yet strong enough to pull the monsoon further. On Sunday, several parts in the State were cloudy under the impact of upper air cyclonic circulation off Maharashtra coast and some light rains were also experienced in Jabalpur.
Bhopal was also under dense cloud cover since late afternoon. However, no rains were experienced. Though clouding took the sting off sun, it led to stuffy kind of heat that made people quite uncomfortable.
Maximum day temperature in the State capital fell only partially and was recorded at a maximum of 39.7 degrees. In other parts of the State too, hot stuffy conditions prevailed and Khajuraho and Sheopur Kalan recorded 43 degrees. Gwalior recorded maximum of 41.4 degrees, Jabalpur (39.3 degrees) and Indore (39 degrees).
The met office has said that on Monday parts of Rewa, Sagar, Jabalpur, Indore, Bhopal and Hoshangabad divisions might experience some thundershowers.
Bhopal too may witness some cloud cover with chances of thunderstorm activity in the evening. Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre, Dr D P Dubey said that though the system has intensified into an upper air circulation it is not strong enough to impact monsoon much as of now.
However, rainfall activity has started in Maharashtra but it is not yet too heavy. He said that weathermen are keeping an eye on the system and expect it to intensify further.