Above normal rains in 44 districts of state
Bhopal: Spectacular start of monsoon this year in the state has changed the meaning of summer month June or Jeth Hindi month one with heat wave and sultry weather. With still 12 days remaining in June, 44 districts of the state have been drenched in rains. State’s maximum temperature is in the race with minimum temperature. So far, 122.7 mm rainfall has been registered against normal rainfall of 39.8 mm in the state. In western Madhya Pradesh, 137.6 mm rainfall has been registered against 38.3 mm, which is 259 percent more than rainfall in June. Similarly, in eastern Madhya Pradesh, 103.7 mm rainfall has been resigtered against normal rainfall of 41.8 percent, which is 148 more than normal rains till June 18. Normal and below normal and scanty rainfall has been registered in only 2 districts each.
Above normal rainfall has been registered in Jabalpur, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Seoni, Mandla, Dindori, Narsinghpr, Sagar, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Singrauli, Satna, Shahdol, Anuppur, Umaria, Indore, Dhar, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Khargone, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Dewas, Shajapur, Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Bhopal, Sehore, Raisen, Vidisha, Rajgarh, Hoshangabad, Harda and Betul, normal rainfall in Katni and Sheopur Kalan districts, below normal in Rewa and Sidhi and scanty rainfall has been registered in Panna and Barwani.
The four districts which have received above 200 mm rainfall include Burhanpur (258.3 mm), Indore (225.1 mm), Khandwa (231.1 mm) and Chhindwara (201.9 mm). Besides, above 100 mm rainfall has been registered in 31 districts.