Bhopal: A bright and sunny Sunday turned wet and windy after heavy showers pounded the state capital in the evening.
The morning had begun with drizzling in certain parts of the city, however, the day remained sunny till around 4pm when dark clouds started gathering over the city.
The weather office said, the region will see heavy showers for at least three more days. There were rains in other parts of the state as well. Officials of meteorological department Bhopal circle said that there is a well-marked low over Gujarat that would turn into depression in a day.
Moreover, there is an upper-air cyclonic circulation over south Uttar Pradesh and adjoining parts of Madhya Pradesh along with moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal as well as Arabian Sea. These systems may lead to heavy rainfall at few places in the state, officials added.
In Bhopal, the clouds brought the temperature below the normal mark. Day temperature was recorded at 29.7 degree Celsius — a good three degree less than the normal mark while night temperature stood at 22.8 degrees which was some two degrees above the normal. Wind direction was mostly westerly with an average speed of 20 kmph.
In the forecast for Bhopal on Monday, meteorological officials said that there would be partly cloudy sky with a possibility of thundery development. Day and night temperature would be 30 and 23 degrees respectively with an average wind speed of 18 kmph.
In the forecast for the state, the meteorological officials have issued a warning of heavy showers at places including Rewa, Satna, Sindhi, Singrauli, Anuppur, Shahdol, Umaria, Dindori, Seoni, Balaghat, Damoh, Chhatarpur, Ratlam, Neemuch, Mandsaur and Sheopurkalan.