Monsoon Resumes in Madhya Pradesh: Heavy Rain Alert in Several Districts

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After a long break, the monsoon season has finally resumed in Madhya Pradesh. Light rain has been reported in Bhopal since this morning, with heavy rain falling at night. Rain has also been reported in Jabalpur, Ratlam, Narmadapuram, and Chhindwara. 

Rain Alerts for the Next 24 Hours

In the next 24 hours, Bhopal will have light rain with thunder and lightning. Whereas, Indore may have light rain with some areas experiencing heavy rain. Rain alerts have been issued as follows:

  • Light Rain: Bhopal, Indore, Sidhi, Singrauli, Anuppur, Umaria, Dindori, Katni, Niwari, Tikamgarh, Guna, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Datia, Vidisha, Rajgarh, Kharagpur, Barwani, Dhar, Dewas, Shajapur, and Agar-Malwa.
  • Moderate to Heavy Rain: Jabalpur, Satna, Rewa, Shahdol, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Seoni, Mandla, Panna, Damoh, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Raisen, Sehore, Betul, and Khargone.
  • Heavy to Very Heavy Rain: Narmadapuram, Balaghat, Harda, and Burhanpur.

Cause of the Rainfall

The cause of the rain is a cyclonic circulation and low-pressure area active from the northwestern Bay of Bengal. This will move towards Chhattisgarh in the next 24 hours. Currently, easterly winds are also active in MP.

Another system will be active from Bengal Bay around September 10-12. This will result in light to moderate rain continuing throughout the state. Rain activity will continue from September 18-20.

Rainfall in Madhya Pradesh so far

Bhopal is cloudy today with light drizzle. In the last 24 hours, more than 1.50 inches of rain have been recorded in Narsinghpur and Chhindwara. Other cities have also received significant rainfall.

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So far (June 1 to September 5), Madhya Pradesh has received 19% less rainfall than normal. The average rainfall for the state is 26.16 inches, while it should have been 32.43 inches. The eastern part of the state has received 16% less than average, while the western part has received 23% less.

Rainfall Statistics of Madhya Pradesh

The most rainfall has been recorded in Narsinghpur, with over 41 inches of rain so far. Several regions, including Sivani, Mandla-Jabalpur, Indore, Anuppur, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Panna, and more, have recorded over 28 inches of rainfall during this monsoon season. Others like Khargone, Mandsaur, Badwani, and Gwalior have experienced relatively lower rainfall, with amounts of less than 20 inches.

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