Monsoon 2019/ Madhya Pradesh Weather: Four sluice gates of Bhopal’s Upper Lake opened after heavy rains; 2 youths swept away in Mandla

  • 16 out of 18 gates of Rajghat dam were opened when the Betwa river was in spate in Ashoknagar.
  • Due to heavy rain, life in the state was badly affected, three people died in two days

Bhopal: Rivers, dams and streams are in spate due to continuous heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh. During the last 24 hours, heavy rains have been received in many parts of the state. 200 mm rainfall has been received in Jabalpur, 67 mm in Bhopal, 121.6 mm in Guna, 108 mm in Shajapur. Life has been severely affected due to heavy rains. Three people have died in two days.

Due to heavy rains, the Upper Lake in Bhopal has overflowed, due to which four gates had to be opened on Thursday night. If the rains continue, the gates of Kaliasot Dam will also be opened. At the same time, 16 gates of Rajghat Dam have been opened in Ashoknagar. For the first time in three years, all 11 gates of Tawa Dam had to be opened.

Heavy rainfall warning

Several parts of the state, including the capital, were cloudy on Friday and it is also raining. According to the Meteorological Department, due to the formation of low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, in the next 24 hours, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in 40 districts of the state. The department has predicted a decrease in rain activities from August 16 and 17.

Rain continues in Bhopal

Rains started in Bhopal on Thursday which continued till noon. Bhopal received 20.4 mm of rainfall. Last night it received 13.9 mm of water. Bhopal has received 1014.9 mm of rain since June 1, 317.7 mm above normal. Light drizzle has been recorded since Friday morning in Bhopal.

On Wednesday, 16 of the 18 gates of the Rajghat Dam in the Chanderi tehsil of Ashoknagar district were opened as the Betwa river is in spate. Due to the sinking of the bridge between Chanderi in MP and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh, the road connectivity in both the states has been broken.

Tanker filled with kerosene swept away

A tanker filled with kerosene has been swept away in the torrential stream of Kachhed drain near Bokramar village of Jaitpur police station in Shahdol district. The driver also swept away along with the tanker, and there is no information about him yet. Divers arriving from Shahdol in the morning are searching for the driver, but could not find him.

2 people swept away while crossing bridge, one missing

While crossing the bridge at Mandla, two persons were swept away. The local villagers rescued one person, while the other is still missing. The incident occurred while they were crossing the nullah in spate. Police are searching for the missing youthe. There has been heavy rain since morning. All the rivers and streams of Narmada are in spate. The Mandla-Dindori road is blocked. Flood water is flowing over the bridge. Bus gets stuck in middle of river; conductor, driver flee

A passenger bus on way from Indore to Tikamgarh got stuck in the middle of the river on the Khurai-Bina Malathoun highway. The driver and conductor left the bus and fled. On receipt of the information, the police reached the spot, pulled out the bus with the help of ropes and villagers. All the passengers are safe.

Monsoon Systems across the country

According to, a Well-Marked Low-Pressure Area is over Northeast Rajasthan and its neighbourhood areas.

The Axis of Monsoon Trough is running from West Rajasthan to Northeast Bay of Bengal across North Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Gangetic West Bengal.

Another Trough is extending from Well-Marked Low-Pressure Area to North Gujarat across Rajasthan.

An off-shore Trpough is running from Karnataka to the Kerala coast.

A Western Disturbance is over Afghanistan and adjoining North Pakistan.

Monsoon performance in last 24 hours

Skymet Weather informed that during the last 24 hours, Monsoon remained Active to Vigorous over East and Southeast Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands. 

Active Monsoon conditions prevailed over Konkan and Goa, South Madhya Maharashtra, remaining parts of Madhya Pradesh, Assam, North Punjab and parts of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Monsoon remained Normal over parts of Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Vidarbha, and West Uttar Pradesh. 

Subdued Monsoon conditions were witnessed by the remaining parts of the country.

Monsoon performance likely in next 24 hours

During the next 24 hours, Active Monsoon conditions are likely over parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, few places of Punjab, Haryana and Northeast Rajasthan along with Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, South Konkan, and Goa, Coastal Karnataka, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Normal Monsoon conditions are likely to prevail over West Bengal, Sikkim, parts of Assam, eastern parts of Bihar and Jharkhand, Odisha, parts of Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu along with North Kerala.

Whereas Monsoon will remain Subdued over remaining all parts of the country.