More rain likely to lash Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2015 20:30 IST

Indore is likely to receive light to moderate rain till Thursday noon, following which it is expected to subside for the next two days.

With the city receiving 15.9 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours till 8:30am on Wednesday, the total rainfall this season reached up to 593.6 mm, or 23.37 inches, in Indore.

The meteorological department has predicted occurrence of moderate to heavy rains by July 26 with an active monsoon system over the Bay of Bengal.

"Bay of Bengal branch is very active," regional head Anupam Kashyapi of the Met department said. He said the western disturbance prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh is strong enough to impact southwest Madhya Pradesh.

An upper-air cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan and moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea will also cause rains. The department is likely to issue an alert for heavy rains by July 25, which may continue for two to three days.

The city recorded a maximum temperature of 27.2 degrees Celsius which was two degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was one degree below normal at 22 degrees Celsius.

Winds blew from west and northwest for most part of the day reaching maximum speeds of 16 km an hour. Morning and evening humidity was 97% and 89% respectively.

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