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Madhya Pradesh: IMD issues yellow alert for thunderstorms in four districts

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning strikes as well as rain or thundershowers might occur at isolated places in Madhya Pradesh. (Representative image)

The IMD alert is valid till Sunday morning, and comes as temperatures have dipped below 20 degrees Celsius, marking the onset of winter in Madhya Pradesh

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in four districts and as many districts of Madhya Pradesh.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in four districts and as many districts of Madhya Pradesh.

The alert is valid till Sunday morning, and comes at a time when temperatures have dipped below 20 degrees Celsius, marking the onset of winter in Madhya Pradesh.

The alert is valid till Sunday morning, and comes at a time when temperatures have dipped below 20 degrees Celsius, marking the onset of winter in Madhya Pradesh.

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning strikes as well as rain or thundershowers might occur at isolated places in the districts of Bhopal, Jabalpur, Hoshangabad and Shahdol, the IMD forecast informed, adding such weather conditions might prevail in isolated places in Burhanpur, Khandwa, Khargone and Barwani districts as well.

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning strikes as well as rain or thundershowers might occur at isolated places in the districts of Bhopal, Jabalpur, Hoshangabad and Shahdol, the IMD forecast informed, adding such weather conditions might prevail in isolated places in Burhanpur, Khandwa, Khargone and Barwani districts as well.

GD Mishra, senior meteorologist with IMD's Bhopal centre, told PTI that a low pressure area was lying north of coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal, and this was bringing moisture to Madhya Pradesh and causing rains in different parts.

GD Mishra, senior meteorologist with IMD's Bhopal centre, told PTI that a low pressure area was lying north of coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal, and this was bringing moisture to Madhya Pradesh and causing rains in different parts.

“Isolated places in the districts of Jabalpur in eastern Madhya Pradesh received rainfall in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Saturday. The lowest minimum temperature in Madhya Pradesh, at 17 degrees Celsius, was recorded in Nowgong in Chhattarpur and Raisen districts," he said.

“Isolated places in the districts of Jabalpur in eastern Madhya Pradesh received rainfall in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Saturday. The lowest minimum temperature in Madhya Pradesh, at 17 degrees Celsius, was recorded in Nowgong in Chhattarpur and Raisen districts," he said.

The minimum temperature would have dipped further had the low pressure area not developed, Mishra said, adding the minimum temperature was above 20 degrees Celsius two days ago.

The minimum temperature would have dipped further had the low pressure area not developed, Mishra said, adding the minimum temperature was above 20 degrees Celsius two days ago.

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