Bhopal: While most parts of Bhopal received showers on Friday, Met officials declared withdrawal of the southwest monsoon from the city. The officials said monsoon has withdrawn from the northern parts of Bhopal and would completely withdraw from the city in a day or two. The withdrawal line passed through Jabalpur, Ujjain and parts of the city.
There were showers in the city between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm in the day. Bhopal recorded a total of 10.8 mm showers while Indore recorded 5 mm rain. Monsoon is expected to withdraw from the entire MP by October 15, Met department officials added.
With the monsoon activity receeding people have started feeling a nip in the air during morning and evening hours. Day temperature in the city remained less than normal while night temperature was more than normal. The maximum temperature in Bhopal on Friday was recorded at 31.3 degrees Celsius, two degrees less than normal mark, while night temperature in the city was recorded at 21.6 degrees Celsius, two degrees more than normal. Wind direction in the city was northeasterly and average wind speed was 15 km per hour.
In the forecast for Bhopal on Saturday, the Met officials said, there would be partly cloudy sky with possibility of thundery development. Day and night temperature will be respectively at 32 degrees and 22 degrees Celsius while average wind speed will be 18 kmph.
In the forecast for state, Met officials underlined the possibility of rain and thundery development in some places, including Dhar, Indore, Khargone, Khandwa, Alirajpur, Barwani, Burhanpur, Jhabua, Mandala, Balaghat and Dindori.