Darkness descends during day as rains batter city

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Sep 2017 11:50:25


Staff Reporter,

Heavy rains pounded Bhopal on Tuesday afternoon. Incessant rains coupled with thick cloud cover reduced visibility to almost naught. Evening like darkness descended on city during afternoon hours. The lanes and roads have taken the shape of small rivulets, resulting into traffic jams.

It was around 2.30 pm that city cloud got replete with dark clouds and evening like darkness swooped down on the city. Within no time, heavy rains started to batter the city. As visibility got reduced drastically, even the things of short distance were not visible clearly. The rain water started to flow on roads and lanes, creating hurdle for vehicle drivers. Maximum vehicle riders parked their vehicles alongside roads during heavy downpour to avoid accidents. Those who were plying vehicles on the roads have switched on the headlights.

Weather Department said Bhopal city recorded rainfall of 44.4 mm by Tuesday evening. This is probably the highest rainfall figure recorded by city this monsoon season. Weather Department’s evening rainfall reading said rains have also occurred in isolated places of city in Seoni (43 mm), Indore (38 mm), Ujjain (38 mm), Ratlam (23 mm), Shivpuri (14 mm), Satna 13 mm, Rewa (12 mm), Sidhi (5 mm), Shajapur (4 mm), Guna (3 mm) etc. The recording of rainfall till 8.30 am said Bainsdehi recorded (7cm), Kannodh (5 cm), Singhrauli and Seoni (4 cm), Narsinghpur, Pachmarhi, Ishagarh, Raisen, Ujjain, Shajapur (3 cm each) respectively.

Weather Department said state is getting good amount of moisture and it is due to this reason that rains are occurring in isolated places of state. There is trough in central Maharashtra and it is going till Kerala. The best thing is this that Madhya Pradesh is getting direct supply of moisture from Arabian Sea.
Along with this, wind pattern is also favourable for rains. The forecast of Weather Department said rains and light showers are likely in some places of Indore, Ujjain, Hoshangabad, Bhopal divisions and Chhindwara, Seoni, Balaghat, Mandla, Narsinghpur, Anuppur, Dindori and Shahdol districts. Some places of remaining region of state may also get rains.