The India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a yellow alert, indicating heavy rainfall, for 19 districts in Madhya Pradesh, an official said.
The alert, for heavy rainfall in isolated places in Jabalpur, Sehore, Dewas, Shajapur, Agar Malwa, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Rajgarh, Guna, Sheopur, Anuppur, Balaghat, Seoni, Dhar, Shivpuri and Morena districts, is valid till Saturday morning, PK Saha, senior meteorologist with IMD’s Bhopal office told PTI.
Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are also likely in isolated places in ten divisions of the state, including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Chambal and Jabalpur, he said.
Saha said Suwasra in Mandsaur district received the highest rainfall, at 80 millimetres, in west MP, while Vijayraghavgarh in Katni district recorded the maximum, at 72 mm, for east MP in a 24-hour period ending 8:30am on Friday.
“A monsoon trough was passing through Tikamgarh. Besides, a low pressure area was lying over east Rajasthan, which has brought moisture to MP. A low pressure area is expected to form over central Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours and this too would bring rains to the state,” he explained.
Saha said a wet spell is likely in MP till September 14.