Rains, thunderstorm continue to lash City
THE WEATHER pattern that has become norm for the citizens of the capital since last one week continued even on Saturday, with the city getting lashed by very high velocity winds and heavy rains early in the evening. As much as 16.8 mm of rain were recorded in City during last 24 hours till 5.30 pm on Saturday.india Updated: May 28, 2006 14:01 IST
THE WEATHER pattern that has become norm for the citizens of the capital since last one week continued even on Saturday, with the city getting lashed by very high velocity winds and heavy rains early in the evening. As much as 16.8 mm of rain were recorded in City during last 24 hours till 5.30 pm on Saturday.
Strong winds and rains caused power failure in several areas and roads and low-lying areas were inundated. The powerful winds affected the movement of vehicular traffic. During the morning and afternoon, however, strong sunshine was
experienced and the sultry and humid weather made people uncomfortable. But towards early evening the weather underwent the drastic change that’s become a pattern since last few days.
Meanwhile, the met office has said that the monsoon is expected to strike the state at least two days in advance as per the prevailing situation. The normal date of arrival of monsoon in MP is June 13 and this year it might be expected by June 10. Monsoon struck Kerala on Friday, six days in advance.
Till the monsoon strikes, the pre-monsoon activities are expected to continue over the state. The current phase of thunderstorm and rains over eastern parts of the state is expected to continue for at least another couple of days. The conditions have cooled down the weather and Bhopal recorded maximum of 37.0 degrees on Saturday. Indore recorded 40.0 and Gwalior 38.9 degrees. Shajapur received 4 mms of rain, Pachmarhi and Hoshangabad 1 mm each.
However, the northwestern parts of the state are experiencing hot conditions.
Storm: Villagers, children injured in wall collapse
SIX PEOPLE including three children were injured when an old structure collapsed during the thunderstorm in Berasia on Saturday evening.
According to police, villagers from Ganethia had gone to attend a marriage at Berasia and were returning when the thunderstorm forced them to take refuge in an old structure on the Mahamahi hill.
The dilapidated structure had no roof and the walls collapsed leading to half-a-dozen people getting caught in the debris. The injured included Udham Singh, 34, Gajraj, 30, Gorelal, 23, Golu, 12, Vikram, 7, and Imrat, 14. All the injured were rushed to the Hamidia Hospital. The condition of two of them was reported serious.
First Published: May 28, 2006 14:01 IST