MONSOON, WHICH was inert in the beginning, has now become active in the State, and specifically in western parts, where it is vigorous. The Met Office has warned of heavy rainfall activity in Indore, Bhopal, Hoshangabad and Ujjain divisions during next 24 hours.
The City experienced rain during most part of the day today. Rain, which started early in the morning at normal pace, became intense later in the afternoon. From 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, 13.5 mm of rainfall was recorded in the City. There is every possibility of City experiencing heavier rainfall tomorrow, maintained the weatherman.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Meteorological Department director D P Dubey said that there would be good rainfall activity in entire western parts of State tomorrow since an upper air circulation is lying over eastern part of Madhya Pradesh, which has effect on its western side also.
He said the system was weakening, consequently it would have dampening effect on rainfall activity in the State day-after tomorrow. He added that day after tomorrow rainfall activity would be mild in western Madhya Pradesh. He informed that Indore, Dhar, Jhabua and Dewas would experience rainfall tomorrow.
Met Department (Bhopal) sources said rainfall had occurred at most places in Indore, Sagar, Ujjain and Hoshangabad divisions during last 24 hours, while there was rainfall activity in many places at Bhopal and Rewa divisions.
At Jabalpur and Chambal rain occurred in few places, while in remaining parts of State there was rainfall at isolated places.
Indore has been experiencing intermittent showers since Tuesday morning, and according to the local metrological office, till 5 pm today, 28.3 mm (more than one inch) rain has been recorded in the past 33 hours.
With this the total rainfall recorded in the present monsoon in Indore is 196.3 mm. Last year till this day, 169.6 mm rain had been recorded, which is 26.7 mm less than what has been recorded today.