Bhopal: Heavy rain started in Bhopal from around 4 in the evening on Thursday, which continued till five o’clock. Apart from Bhopal, other districts of the state also received rain. According to meteorological experts, the effect of western disturbance is visible in Madhya Pradesh, due to which there is rain.
Hailstorm in Raisen: There was heavy rain and hail in Raisen with strong winds. During the hailstorm, large hailstones fell fast. A white sheet of sleet was spread in Sehatganj, Parsola and Bhopal Road in the district. In Rajiv Nagar village of Sanchi block, heavy rains started drenching the grains kept in the mandis, due to which people are facing a lot of trouble.
From morning onwards, the skies were cloudy in Bhopal and light rain started in the afternoon. Strong rains, wind, and lightning blew away the hoardings of shops.
Rains beneficial for crops: Farmers benefitted from the first rains in the winter season. A similar situation was observed in Raisen where drizzle occurred at many places and fog continued till 11 am. Light rains in Morena will benefit crops. The Meteorological Department said that there has been rain in the capital Bhopal too and drizzle is expected on December 12 and 13.
Hailstorm likely in Chambal and Sagar divisions: Senior Scientist PK Saha of the Meteorological Center, Bhopal said that it has rained in the afternoon in Bhopal. This is likely to increase the cold. PK Saha said that from December 12 to 14, there may be hailstorms in the districts of Gwalior, Chambal and Sagar divisions and Rajgarh district of Bhopal division. After this, the sky will be clear.
Bitter cold may begin: The weather will change again as the bitter cold begins. On Thursday, the lowest minimum temperature in the state was recorded at the 7.8-degree at hill station Pachmarhi. Betul recorded 8.2, 9.4 in Umaria, 9.6 in Gwalior, 9.9 in Datia and 10.2 degrees in Rewa.
Multiple parts of West Madhya Pradesh have received light rains during the last few days. During the last 24 hours, Gwalior received 4 mm rains while Hoshangabad recorded 3 mm rains. At the same time, Guna and adjoining districts received light rains.
According to the Skymet Weather, the reason for these rains is the trough which is extending from Northwest Rajasthan to Southeast Madhya Pradesh. Also, a Cyclonic Circulation is over Northwest Rajasthan. This system has formed in the wake of an Active Western Disturbance present over Jammu and Kashmir.
Now, Skymet Weather expect these rain activities to increase further and cover many parts of Madhya Pradesh. These rains are expected to continue in patches until tomorrow i.e. December 13.
Minimum temperatures have already increased by 3 to 4 degrees in many parts of these states due to the overnight cloudy sky. However, the day temperatures are expected to drop by 2 to 4 degrees.
By December 14, the weather activities will subside, and isolated pockets of North Madhya Pradesh may experience moderate to dense fog. From December 15, all the weather systems, induced Cyclonic Circulations and Troughs will move away leading to the commencement of cold winds from North.
These cold winds will lead to a significant drop in minimum temperatures by 3 to 5 degrees. This is when winter chill is likely to set in over the state, said Skymet Weather.