Rains have hit the State seven days forward of the schedule.
Southwest monsoon arrived in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, seven days forward of its regular course, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to problem an orange alert for districts in Jabalpur and Shahdol divisions.
Several components of the State, together with Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior, obtained showers in the final 24 hours, stated P Ok Saha, senior meteorologist of IMD Bhopal.
“The northern limit of monsoon passes through Betul and Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh. With this, monsoon reached parts of the State. Usually, the advent of monsoon takes place on June 17, however, this is for the first time in recent memory that it has hit the State seven days ahead,” Saha stated.
The division has issued orange and yellow alerts, that are legitimate until Friday morning.
An orange alert has been issued with a forecast of heavy rain, thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds on the velocity of 30 to 40 km/h for remoted locations in districts of Jabalpur and Shahdol divisions, whereas comparable prediction has been made for six districts, together with Betul and Khandwa, it was said.
A yellow alert of thunderstorms with lightning and wind gusts on the velocity of 30 to 40 km/h has been issued for remoted locations in Bhopal, Sagar and Gwalior and two different divisions, and 9 districts together with Indore will witness comparable climate situations, the IMD stated.