Rains continue to lash city

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jul 2018 10:56:33



Staff Reporter

RAINS continued to lash the State capital in the afternoon hours on Friday. Rains were also reported in isolated parts of Madhya Pradesh. Meanwhile, Weather Department has predicted heavy rains in sundry parts of Betul, Harda, Chhindwara, Khandwa, Khargone, Burhanpur and Badwani.
As far as Bhopal is concerned it was a dry day till 2.30 pm but there was sudden change in weather conditions. Black clouds covered the sky and in no time rains lashed the city. Within minutes, the roads were water-logged and rain water started flowing on roads and city lanes.

Visibility was also badly affected due to heavy downpur. Rains continued to lash the city for almost one hour. Like Thursday, roads in low-lying areas looked more like rivulets which led to chaotic traffic. People had to wade through knee-deep water to reach their destinations. Long queue of vehicles was found on roads which were submerged in rainwater. City recorded 23 mm rainfall. The Weather Department has forecast rain and lightning in many parts of Indore and Hoshangabad divisions. Some places of Jabalpur, Bhopal divisions and a few places of Gwalior, Chambal, Ujjain, Sagar and Rewa divisions will also receive rainfall.

Weather Department further added that weather conditions are going to remain the same till July 9. According to local forecast, rains will occur in isolated places of the city. In last 24 hours, monsoon remained active mainly in Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Bhopal divisions. Ajaygarh recorded 7 cm rainfall, Nainpur, Mungawali, Bareli, Raisen (6 cm each), Silwani, Begumganj (5 cm each), Ashok Nagar, Ichawar, Burhanpur (4 cm each) and Satna, Ishagarh, Budhni (3 cm each). Weather Department said that the State is going to get abundant rains as at least three systems are active. One system is active in Chhattisgarh and adjoining Madhya Pradesh. A trough line is also passing through MP. So far, Madhya Pradesh has received 155.6 mm rainfall and it is nine per cent less than average rainfall.