Hot waves, squall and then rains ? baffling !
For the last five days weather followed an identical, though intriguing, pattern: around 4 pm clouds started gathering; hot waves turned cold, then colder and swifter, and gradually turned into a squall; then rains followed. It rained with varying intensity for a couple of hours intermittently and nights became pleasant. Wednesday was an exception as rains continued a little longer till late in the night.
People are baffled at the weather in the middle of summer when they were supposed to be sweating. According to the meteorological department director, the upper-area circulation over northeast MP that caused rains and thunderstorms in western parts over the past few days has weakened. But a similar system has developed over the Bay of Bengal and is likely to continue feeding moisture in the atmosphere and cause rains in Bhopal, Hoshangabad and Jabalpur divisions.
‘Nautapa’ – the nine days of stinging heat in the Hindu calendar- is beginning Thursday. The period is likely to be damp this time which is not considered auspicious in Hindu belief.
Meanwhile, light to heavy rains accompanied by high velocity winds lashed the City on Wednesday, uprooting trees at some places. Hoardings on Hoshangabad road and Subhash Nagar came crashing down.
Some persons were reportedly injured in Subhash Nagar after they came under the hoardings. Lightning struck at a place in E-6 Arera Colony, damaging a car parked in the porch of a house.
The Boat Club on Lake View road, which has become a hot spot for youth ever since rains became a sort of regular feature this summer, had also to be closed after jetty used for getting onto boats broke into pieces under impact of high winds. The cruise boat was also stranded in the middle of the lake for a few hours and did not function today.