With monsoon reaching Kerala, Tamil Nadu and interior parts of Karnataka on Wednesday, the meteorological department said Indore and surrounding areas might receive first monsoon showers by June 23.
Department regional head Anupam Kashyapi said an upper air cyclonic circulation prevailing over the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal are strong and progressing upwards.
“Monsoon is expected to reach south-east MP by June 20. It will reach (Malwa-Nimad) by June 22-23,” Kashyapi said over phone from Bhopal.
Till then, the department has predicted occurrence of dust storm and thunder in the evening. Day temperatures will drop by a degree or so in and around Indore in the next 24 hours.
On Wednesday, warm winds blew in Indore from north and north-west upto speed of 35 kilometres an hour.The city recorded maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius which was four degrees above normal. The minimum temperature at 27.8 degrees Celsius was three degrees above normal. Morning and evening humidity was 57% and 18% respectively.
Hot winds continued to blow in neighbouring Dhar, Dewas, Ratlam, Shajapur, Khargone, Burhanpur and Khandwa districts as day temperature hovered around 44 degrees Celsius. The weather remained hot till evening though there were reports of rains in Kannod (Dewas district) and Shajapur by late noon.