Light showers bring much-needed relief

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jun 2018 11:38:25


Staff Reporter,

Weather conditions changed in Bhopal on Friday afternoon as light showers lashed the city, bringing smile on the face of people and lowering the mercury level. Even during evening hours, drizzling drenched people in sporadic parts. Rains were also reported at few other places in State. Weather Department said that rainfall activities are result of pre-monsoon activities. It was after 12 noon that plumes of black clouds came from nowhere and within some time, entire sky was dotted with black clouds in Bhopal. Within no time, light showers started and lasted almost for half an hour, bringing big smile on the faces of people who were fed up with prolonged spell of scorching heat. Bhopal recorded rainfall of 1.6mm. City’s maximum temperature settled at 40.3 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.

Now, they are fathoming that monsoon has come at the door step of MP. Even during evening hours, city sky was covered with black clouds and drizzling drenched people in sundry parts of city. Gusty winds were also witnessed during evening hours in city. The weather conditions were almost same in other regions. In its forecast, Weather Department said that light showers and lightning activities, gusty winds are likely in some parts of Rewa, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Hoshangabad divisions and districts including Tikamgarh, Chhattarpur, Sagar, Damoh, Sehore, Raisen, Vidisha, Rajgarh, Bhind, Morena, Khandwa, Khargone, Burhanpur, Badwani, Indore, Ujjain, Dhar and Dewas.

On Friday, Ratlam recorded temperature of 42 degrees Celsius, Rajgarh 43.7 degrees Celsius, Shajapur 42.4 degrees Celsius, Ujjain 40.5 degrees Celsius, Naugaon 40.6 degrees Celsius, Sagar 40.1 degrees Celsius, Damoh 41 degrees Celsius, Khajuraho 42.5 degrees Celsius, Khargone 39.5 degrees Celsius, Betul 38 degrees Celsius, Hoshangabad 37.9 degrees Celsius. As rains are occurring in sundry parts of State that also on daily basis hence mercury level has started coming down everywhere. This has provided some relief to people from the scorching heat which still persists in State.