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The capital received more than 14 and a half inches of water in 48 hours. From 22 to 23 August it rained so heavily that the whole city was in chaos. Many areas were submerged in water. Dam overflowed. This also created problems. Wind blowing at a speed of about 60Km per hour uprooted hundreds of trees. Due to this the supply of electricity and water was affected for two days. After 15 years, Bhopal received the highest rainfall in the month of August. This time Bhopal has got 120% more rain than last year. But the record of rain in the year 2006 has not been broken yet. Know from senior meteorologist HS Pandey, After all, why did it rain so much in Bhopal in two days?
Meteorologist Pandey explains that in this monsoon season, three consecutive systems were formed. The system went down a bit without going down the old track. Due to this good rains occurred in cities like Bhopal, Indore, Narmadapuram etc. The system made for two days was the strongest of this season. Due to this, Bhopal received continuous rain for 18 hours. The wind speed remained the same. So far, Bhopal has received more than 66 inches of rain, which is about 30 inches more than normal. Prior to this, 56.58 inches of rain was received in 2016 and 67.45 inches in 2006. After one to one and a half inches of rain, the record of 2006 will be broken.
After the rain, such a situation has arisen in many areas of Bhopal. People were shifted to relief camps.
Why such stormy rain only in Bhopal?
The system running from the Bay of Bengal turned into a depression and stopped between Damoh-Sagar from Sunday via Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh. Its maximum impact happened around Bhopal.
If it rains for 7 days, a new record will be made.
The average rainfall in Bhopal for the month of August is 13.86 inches. In 2006, 35 and a half inches of rain was recorded, which is the highest in the last 16 years. After this it has now rained more than 32 inches. The lowest rainfall in 2009 was just two inches. Drought conditions were also created this year. According to meteorologists, if 3 and a half inches of rain falls in the remaining seven days of August, then the record of 2006 will be broken.
For the first time two days of continuous rain
Meteorologist Pandey said that on August 14, 2006, there was 291 mm i.e. 11.45 inches of rain. This was the heaviest rainfall in Bhopal in a day. After this, 7.48 inches of rain was recorded on 22 August 2022. It rained heavily on the second day as well. In this way, about 15 inches of rain fell in two days. It rained for the first time in two days.
Power supply was also affected in the capital for two days due to strong wind.
More rain in 26 districts of the state including Bhopal
There are 26 districts of the state including Bhopal, where maximum rain has occurred. Bhopal received 120% excess rain. Whereas, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ujjain, Indore, Agar-Malwa, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Sehore, Dewas, Sheopur, Guna, Ashoknagar, Sagar, Vidisha, Raisen, Sehore, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Harda, Narmadapuram, Betul, Chhindwara, Seoni, Narsinghpur and Sagar have received 20% to 60% excess rainfall.
Similarly, up to 19% rain in Jhabua, Dhar, Barwani, Khargone, Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Niwari, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Panna, Satna, Jabalpur, Katni, Mandla, Umaria, Shahdol, Anuppur, Dindori, Balaghat was recorded. At the same time, Alirajpur, Datia, Rewa, Sidhi and Singrauli have received rainfall ranging from 20 to 59%.