Heavy rains lash City, more likely
UNSEASONAL AND heavy rains lashed Bhopal since Thursday afternoon, plunging the day temperature drastically and throwing life out of gear. Lightening and high velocity winds accompanied the rains.Updated: Mar 10, 2006 15:42 IST
UNSEASONAL AND heavy rains lashed Bhopal since Thursday afternoon, plunging the day temperature drastically and throwing life out of gear. Lightening and high velocity winds accompanied the rains.
The maximum day temperature in the City was recorded at 27.5 degrees today, a good five degrees below the normal of the season. By 5.30 pm, the capital had recorded 8.2 mm of rains while Bairagarh (Airport) recorded 2.8 mm.
The rains continued into the night, changing the weather in the capital completely. As for the weather in Bhopal during next 24 hours, rains and thunderstorm is expected. This would cause both day and night temperatures to plunge.
The maximum day temperature is expected to settle at around 27 degrees while the minimum night temperature would be recorded at around 17 degrees. In other parts of state, some parts in the districts of Gwalior, Chambal, Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal and Hoshangabad divisions would receive rains and thunder showers
In other parts of the State too rains were recorded and temperature showed quite a decreasing trend. The Met office has issued warning of rains and thunder squall in some parts of the State during the next 24 hours.
On Thursday, Hoshangabad recorded 5 mm, Khajuraho – 3 mm and Sagar recorded two mm of rains although there was no report of any hailstorm from anywhere in State.
The rainy and consequent cold conditions are expected to intensify over the next two days with chances of hailstorm and thunder squalls in some parts of the State. The maximum intensity of the system is expected on Monday (March 11) when heavy rains and hailstorm is expected to hit several parts of the State, the Met office has warned.
The drastic change in weather system is owing to a cyclonic system that is present over Gujarat and which is moving towards Madhya Pradesh.
Under the influence of this system heavy amount of moisture is incurred in the State from both Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. This led to heavy clouding all over state and rains in some parts on Thursday. As the system closes in over state, the rain, hail and thunder squall activity would increase.
By Monday, the system would reach Eastern MP and cause heavy rains and hailstorm mainly in Eastern parts of state. The weather would start clearing by March 12; the met office has expressed expectation.
First Published: Mar 10, 2006 15:42 IST