Heavy rain likely in 24 hours

BHOPAL: The state capital witnessed intermittent showers on Monday with the weather office forecasting heavy showers in Bhopal on Tuesday.
Officials at the Bhopal division of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the city would continue to see intermittent showers on Tuesday while some areas would see heavy rainfall in the coming 24 hours. On Monday, Bhopal received 24.2 mm of rainfall.
Water level at Upper Lake stands at 1656.65 feet – still almost 10 feet short of its optimum level.
Following good amount of rainfall upstream till Mandla, Narmada river has started swelling. However, Dindori still awaits heavy showers.
The maximum temperature in Bhopal was recorded at 24.8 degrees while it was 23.4 the previous night.
During the last 24 hours, Mandla and Ratlam witnessed heavy rains where 131 mm and 109 mm of rainfall respectively. Low lying areas of both places were inundated. In Mandla, an old bridge over Narmada was submerged with water flowing almost three feet above it.
On Monday, rainfall was also received in Ujjain (45 mm), Shajapur (26 mm), Jabalpur (45 mm), Hoshangabad (42 mm), Pachmari (46 mm), Sagar (49 mm) and Damoh (43 mm).
The weather office has issued warning for ‘very heavy rainfall’ in Sagar, Guna, Ashoknagar, Chhatarpur, Vidisha, Rajgarh and Raisen during the next 24 hours. It has also warned of heavy rainfall at some places in Bhopal city.