Pre-monsoon showers wreak havoc

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jun 2018 13:17:39


Staff Reporter,

PRE-MONSOON showers with high velocity winds of nearly 65 kmph created havoc in the city on Friday. Hundreds of lush green trees got uprooted, dozens of hoardings were torn apart, electricity wires ripped and some low-lying areas got inundated. First encounter with nature’s fury shook Jabalpurians as people witnessed the havoc for nearly 15 to 20 minutes. The thunderstorm was so strong that many fully grown trees got uprooted in many parts of the city.

Changed climatic conditions kept employees of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Electricity department on their toes. Fire Department of JMC received plethora of complaints of falling of trees from almost all parts of the city. It took hours to bring the situation to normalcy. The department received complaints from Cherital, Barat Road, Sheetlamai, Rajiv Nagar, Anand Nagar, Wright Town, Napier Town, Rampur, Garha, Adhartal and other parts of the city.

For last several days citizens have been witnessing hot and humid weather. On Friday afternoon, climatic conditions changed suddenly. High velocity winds with moderate showers lashed the city. Though wind and rain plummeted the temperature and brought much-needed respite from scorching heat but it also wreaked havoc in many parts of the city. People remained indoors due to power cut. While the ones who were out of their houses for some reasons had to face heavy traffic jam. Almost all important squares in the city witnessed traffic jam as hundreds of two and four-wheelers stranded at many squares. As per Weather Department, the city received 26.0 mm rainfall. Maximum temperature recorded was 38.7 degrees Celsius, while minimum temperature was 28.0 degrees Celsius.

Relative humidity on Friday morning was recorded to 63 per cent, while in evening it was 92 per cent. Weatherman informed that similar condition might persist for few more days. The city may receive rain or thundershowers in next 24 hours.