Humid weather to continue as monsoon delayed by a week
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, A brief spell of pre-monsoon shower brought respite from sultry weather in the city on Sunday. The skies were clear from the morning but towards afternoon clouds started gathering and a brief spell of shower after a gap of nearly a week provided the much needed relief to the denizens.
Meanwhile according to the weatherman the monsoon is likely to be delayed by about a week and the city residents may have to face the scorching conditions for few more days more.
Due to dry weather, the temperature showed upward trends all over the state on Saturday. Khajuraho was hottest in the state where mercury shot up to 42.2 Degrees Celsius.
Monsoon that arrives in the Madhya Pradesh around June 10 has been delayed due to certain unfavourable conditions in the Arabian Sea.
The western part of the state gets rain by South Western branch of Monsoon and Southern districts of the State get rains from the south-eastern branch of monsoon.
The Weather Office has said the South West monsoon had covered Kerala,zKarnataka, Konkan, part of Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh. But after this there seems to no further advance. Earlier it was expected Monsoon will hit MP on June 11. As the wait for monsoon continues the state may continue to reel under sweltering summer heat.
Dashing expectations, rainfall is not likely to hit Madhya Pradesh before June 24. After monsoon hit coastal Kerala three days in advance, it triggered hope of early arrival here, too, but it is stuck in Karnataka.
Weather office also forecasts rain or thundershowers over some places in Sagar, Shahdol, Jabalpur and Rewa divisions during the next 24 hours.
And as the things stand today, monsoon is not likely to hit MP before another week as was expected earlier when it had reached Kerala. It is likely to reach Madhya Pradesh after a week.
Meanwhile, pre-monsoon showers took place at some places in the districts of Shahdol, Sagar, Hoshangabad and Bhopal districts and over some places in all the districts of Jabalpur division, weather office said. North western region of Madhya Pradesh continues to reel under heat wave conditions.
If monsoon comes even after 10 days delay, it will not harm much but it is stretched further the sowing in agriculture will be delayed.
The process of weather system advancing towards Madhya Pradesh is weak and does not seems to have enough energy to push further to the Central part of the state.