Monsoon expected in state in a few days

Bhopal: The monsoon, which has already made its presence felt in many parts of Maharashtra, is now approaching the state. However, you might want to keep your umbrellas handy for a few more days, as weak branches from the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea are causing a slight delay.

Dr. Vedprakash Singh, a senior scientist at IMD Bhopal, forecasts that the eagerly anticipated rains will arrive by June 18, starting from the southern part of the state.

Despite the impending rain, some areas are still experiencing intense heat. Khajuraho in Chhatarpur reached a scorching 45.4°C, Bijawar 45.3°C, and Prithvipur in Niwari hit 45°C. Gwalior, Nowgaon, Singrauli, Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, and Damoh also recorded high temperatures ranging from 43.5°C to 44.6°C.

In the major cities, temperatures were somewhat more tolerable: Bhopal recorded 39.8°C, Indore 35.8°C, Jabalpur 41.4°C, and Ujjain 36.6°C.

Looking ahead, thunderstorms and lightning are expected in Alirajpur, Jhabua, Dhar, Barwani, Khargone, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Harda, Pandhurna, Chhindwara, Seoni, Mandla, Balaghat, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur Kalan, Shivpuri, Vidisha, Raisen, Narmadapuram, Betul, Sehore, Dewas, Shajapur, Rajgarh, Agar-Malwa, Ujjain, and Ratlam. Some of these areas might even enjoy a refreshing shower!

According to Divya E. Surendran, another senior scientist at IMD Bhopal, this pre-monsoon activity is attributed to a Western Disturbance and Cyclonic Circulation. These systems are responsible for the weather changes, bringing lightning and thunderstorms to various districts. Guidelines have been issued to ensure safety during this electrifying period.


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