Sheopur Kalan sizzles on day two of nautapa
THE WEATHER in most parts of the State remained freakish even as the nautapa – the nine-day period believed to be hottest in the year as per Hindu calendar – entered the second day on Friday. Most parts of the Eastern and Central Madhya Pradesh remained covered with cloud mass and experienced high velocity winds.
However, Northwest Madhya Pradesh experienced scorching heat again and on Friday Sheopur Kalan recorded the highest day temperature in the State at 45 degrees Celsius. Gwalior also recorded a high of 43 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the monsoon struck Kerala on Friday, four days in advance. Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre Dr D P Dubey said if the system over the Orissa coast intensifies in coming day or two it might pull in the monsoon with far more velocity than normal. In that case, the State might get monsoon earlier than expected.
Bhopal did not get heavy rains that were being experienced for the last few days, but during morning and late afternoon dense clouds enveloped City skies and high velocity winds accompanied by thunderstorm lashed the City.
Light rains were also recorded in some parts of the City later in the evening. During the last 24 hours, the City recorded 7.7 mm of rains.
The Met office said during the last 24 hours, many parts of Bhopal and Hoshangabad divisions received rains and thunderstorm. During next 24 hours, the department predicted, thundershowers would be received in many parts of Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Sagar, Rewa and Jabalpur divisions.
Dr Dubey said the Eastern and Central Madhya Pradesh was under influence of the upper air cyclonic circulation system that is persisting over Orissa Coast. However, the North Western parts of the State are not under the influence and are thus experiencing proper summer conditions.