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Unseasonal rain throws life off gear in MP

Written by: Staff

Bhopal, May 18 (UNI) Life was thrown off gear in several parts of Madhya Pradesh due to dust-laden squalls and showers today even as inclement weather claimed two lives overnight.

The scorching weather underwent a change yesterday and the day temperature registered a decline thereby bringing much-needed relief from the heat.

A weather centre official estimated that the wet spell might continue for a couple of days. A cyclonic circulation that formed over Vidarbha had moved across to Madhya Pradesh. Precipitation was likely in Malwa, Mahakaushal and other parts over the next 24 hours.

Most stations recorded highs of 40-41 degrees Celsins.

Yesterday's showers at Indore brought down the night temperature, this bringing down the minium temperature to 21.2 degrees four hotches below normal. Many parts of the state recorded lows of 28 degrees celsins.

The state's maximum temperature was 43 degrees celsins at Hoshangabad, but 6 mm of rain also took place there.

Bhopal experienced overcast skies, squalls and 3 mm precipitation while the figure at Guna was 1 mm.

One person was killed and another severely injured after a storm plus showers struck Dewas district felling houses in several villages late yesterday.

Roofs of 48 abodes in Balya village and 35 in Semli village were blown away. A road was blocked for many hours near Bhabhori village in Haatpipalya area after several trees were felled. Showers damaged a large quantity of tendu leaf.

In Udaynagar area, many lakh rupees worth of tendu leaf were blown away.

An unidentified 50-year-old died last afternoon at Hanuman Chowk in Badwani district's Khetia due to the effect of the loo wind.

UNI Team-AC DKS RK2151

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