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Finally, heavy rains lash City

FINALLY, THE citizens had a feel of actual monsoon on Saturday evening as very heavy rains lashed the city, turning the roads in puddles of water and creating water-logging in many low lying areas. Very few people however seemed to mind these problems, as they enjoyed the real showers of monsoon for first time in season.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2006 14:40 IST

FINALLY, THE citizens had a feel of actual monsoon on Saturday evening as very heavy rains lashed the city, turning the roads in puddles of water and creating water-logging in many low lying areas. Very few people however seemed to mind these problems, as they enjoyed the real showers of monsoon for first time in season.

Within 45 minutes, the city had recorded as much as 34.5 mm of rains. Airport (Bairagarh) recorded 14.8 mm during this time.

The weather was totally transformed during the evening after the rains. The rains lasted for only about an hour, but cooled down the city to a very comfortable level. People were seen moving out in the evening to enjoy the pleasant weather.

However till afternoon, the city weather remained quite hot and uncomfortable, with sun beating down harshly. The maximum temperature reached as high as 35.8 degrees and people were left wondering about impact of monsoon. However after 4 pm, dense clouds gathered in the skies and at around 4.45 pm, it started raining cats and dogs, the heavy showers lasting for about an hour.

Other parts of state too received good rains on the day. During the last 24 hours, Lanji received six cms of rains, Sagar – four cms, Jabalpur and Balaghat – two cms each and Satna – one cm of rains.

GOOD RAINS EXPECTED THIS WEEK: Director of Regional Meteorological Centre Dr DP Dubey said that good rains could be expected over next week with two system simultaneously developing over Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. The system over Bay has intensified into a well-marked low pressure and is expected to start moving inland from Sunday. This will bring rains first to Chhattisgarh and East MP and then the other parts of the state after about two days. The circulation system over Arabian Sea is also feeding good moisture to the state. Today’s rain was also combined impact of these two systems