Bhopal, Jun 10 (UNI) Pre-monsoon showers lashed Madhya Pradesh providing relief from oppressive heat to denizens, who are keenly awaiting the arrival of monsoon.
A regional Meteorological Department spokesperson said monsoon had arrived in Chhattisgarh on June 9 causing rainfall in most parts of Madhya Pradesh. Monsoon is expected to hit Jabalpur division of Madhya Pradesh in a day or two.
A system developed over the Bay of Bengal has advanced towards coastal areas of Orissa. Monsoon would depend upon further movement of this system. However, positive indications were being received at present.
Besides, another system developed over the Arabian Sea has reached Gujarat and was expected to reach Madhya Pradesh. However, this probability was not as strong.
Several places at Jabalpur and Sagar divisions and isolated places in Rewa, Bhopal and Ujjain divisions received rainfall overnight. Mandla received nine cm rainfall, while Damoh and Neemuch received five cm and three cm rainfall respectively.
Although rainfall provides relief, people have a tough time during day braving scorching heat. Khajuraho recorded highest temperature at 41 degree Celsius. Showers were predicted at isolated places in all divisions in the next 24 hours.
The state capital witnessed a sunny day with rainfall occurring towards evening making the weather pleasant.
A UNI report from Indore said, heavy rains lashed the city providing relief but traffic was thrown out of gear due to uncompleted road work at several places. One cm rainfall was recorded. So far, five cm rainfall has occurred in the city.
Maximum temperature plunged to 33.2 C, a good five notches below normal, while the minimum was 23 C, one below normal.
As per reports from Jabalpur, a high of 33.8 C, four marks below normal, was recorded in Jabalpur, while a low of 25.8 C, one below normal, was recorded.
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