Excess rain warning for Khargone, Khandwa and Barwani
The rain fury in MP shifted westwards on Thursday, causing rivers and rivulets to overflow and road traffic getting disrupted in districts like Khargone. Situation might deteriorate as heavy alert for excessive rainfall has been issued for Khargone, Khandwa and Barwani districts during next 24 hours by the MeT office.
The rain fury in MP shifted westwards on Thursday, causing rivers and rivulets to overflow and road traffic getting disrupted in districts like Khargone.
Situation might deteriorate as heavy alert for excessive rainfall has been issued for Khargone, Khandwa and Barwani districts during next 24 hours by the MeT office.
A death was however reported from Sagar district in eastern MP, where a tree fell over three women due to heavy rainfall. One of the women, identified as Tulsa Bai of Piparia Tikri village later succumbed in the incident that occurred in Bandakpur, sources said.
Overnigh heavy rainfall was reported in rain-battered northeastern MP too, but during day time, the rainfall intensity reduced in these areas and increased in central and western MP.
The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Bhopal has issued warning for more rainfall across state. Overall, the entire state is on orange alert, which is an indication for the administration to be prepared for heavy rainfall scenario. Rainfall is likely to continue, with differing intensity till July 16, the MeT office has said.
Alert for heavy rainfall has been issued for districts of Ujjain division and Sagar, Rewa, Damoh, Indore, Panna, Burhanpur, Vidisha and Katni districts.
Very heavy to heavy rainfall warning (intensity lower than alert) has been issued for Sehore, Hoshangabad, Harda and Rajgarh districts, while heavy rainfall warning has been issued for rest of Indore division, Bhopal, Vidisha, Raisen, Betul, Chhindwara and Seoni districts.
MeT office has indicated some relief in eastern MP as the rain intensity is likely to reduce during next two days.
Impact of rainfall – occurring under influence of a low pressure system over south UP and adjoining northeast MP – has shifted westwards, taking the districts in Nimad region (Khargone, Khandwa, Barwani) in its grip.
Reports said that the River Kunda and its tributaries Khargone were overflowing, cutting of the road traffic in many places. The Diwali and Bandhani rivulets were flowing over culverts cutting off the Khandwa-Baroda highway.
Bhopal gets moderate showers
Bhopal’s wait for heavy showers continues meanwhile. Rainfall hit the capital and surrounding areas on Wednesday midnight, but the intensity was not too high. The rainfall amount recorded till 8.30am on Thursday was 11.4mm of Bhopal airport and 23.2mm for Bhopal city. Between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Thursday, Bhopal airport received another 23.6mm o rain, while Bhopal city recorded another 10.9mm. The showers have however turned the weather of the capital quite cool. The maximum day temperature was recorded at 24.9 degrees Celsius – six degrees below normal mark. Throughout the day, heavy clouds covered the sky in city and intermittent drizzle was experienced, keeping weather comfortable.
Heavy rain areas
(Rain received in last 24 hours ending 8.30am on Thursday)
Khandwa – 15cm
Bakswaha – 14cm
Katni – 13cm
Khurai, Damoh – 12cm each
Mungaoli – 11cm
Nepanagar, Pandhana, Rewa – 10cm each
Hata and Khaknar – 9cm each
(Rain received between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Thursday)
Hoshangabad – 6cm
Ujjain, Shajapur – 4cm
Khandwa, Ratlam – 3cm