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Heavy rains lash City for half an hour

SUDDEN AND heavy rains and thunder squalls once again lashed the City for about half-an-hour late tonight throwing life out of gear and plunging several areas into darkness.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 15:24 IST

SUDDEN AND heavy rains and thunder squalls once again lashed the City for about half-an-hour late tonight throwing life out of gear and plunging several areas into darkness. The rains hit the City at about 10 pm and were accompanied by heavy winds and thunderstorm. The downpour continued for about half-an-hour.

According to the Met department, the rains were localised and were caused by the low-pressure area that has developed in Chhattisgarh. However, there were no reports of hailstorm, as the temperature had been reasonably high throughout the day. Hailstorms are usually associated with lower temperatures.

Power supply was disrupted in several areas of the City due to the sudden rains. Some trees also fell in some parts of the City due to the heavy winds. The weather became normal after about 45 minutes at around 10.45 pm.

The weather system that led to rains and hailstorm in various parts of the State during the last two days has weakened and moved eastward. During the next 24 hours some rain and hailstorm/thunder squall activities are expected in the southeastern parts of the State while the western and central parts would remain dry.

The Met office said no hailstorm activity was reported from anywhere in the State during the last 24 hours though rains were recorded in the Jabalpur, Sagar and Hoshangabad divisions. Pachmarhi recorded one cm of rain while some other places in the divisions received stray rainfall. There were unofficial reports of some hailstorm in Pipariya.

Regional Meteorological Centre Director Dr D P Dubey said an upper air circulation over Maharashtra and adjoining Madhya Pradesh, with a trough extending over Madhya Pradesh had led to the formation of a convergent system over the State. This system incurred huge