Heavy rains lash isolated parts of State

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Sep 2018 10:26:54



Staff Reporter

HEAVY rains lashed isolated parts of Madhya Pradesh in last 24 hours. Rivers and nullahs were flooded and low-lying areas were inundated. Maximum parts of State witnessed cloudy weather conditions. Bhopal too witnessed cloudy sky but rains were missing. Weather Department said that in last 24 hours, rains occurred in maximum parts of Gwalior and Sagar divisions and several places of Jabalpur and Bhopal divisions respectively. A few places of Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Chambal and Rewa divisions also received rains. Major rainfall figures recorded in past 24 say that Chanderi received 29 cm rainfall, Orcha (25 cm), Mungawali (21 cm), Datia (15 cm), Naugaon, Baxswah and Pichore (9 cm each), Tikamgarh (7 cm), Ishagarh, Katni, Alipur (5 cm each) respectively. Chanderi recorded 29 cm rainfall and it is said to be highest rainfall recorded this monsoon.

Normal life was badly hit in Chanderi, Orcha, Mungawali and Datia due to incessant rains which flooded rivers and nullahs and roads connecting some places were disconnected. Some villages were marooned due to continuous rains. Weather Department forecast says that heavy rains are likely in some places of Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Panna, Sagar, Damoh, Guna, Gwalior, Datia, Ashok Nagar, Shivpuri, Bhind, Morena, Sheopurkalan, Rajgarh, Agar, Neemuch and Mandsaur districts.

Rains and thunder activities are likely in maximum places of Gwalior, Chambal divisions and districts including Rajgarh, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Vidisha and Agar. Many places of Rewa, Sagar, Shahdol divisions are also likely to get rains. Some places of remaining regions of State may also get rains. An upper air circulation exists in central part of northern Uttar Pradesh and its height is 7.6 km.

Another upper air circulation exists over northern Rajasthan
and adjoining Gujarat. One more upper air circulation persists near Odisha. Under influence of these systems, the State is receiving rains. Owing to good rainfall due to revival of monsoon activities, deficient rainfall figure of State has come down to minus six. Now, the State is concerned about normal rainfall figure. Bhopal rainfall deficient percentage stands at minus 11 per cent.