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29 Jan 2020, 06:40 HRS IST
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  • Rains weaken in MP after a wet week

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17:4 HRS IST

Bhopal, Aug 10 (PTI)
Madhya Pradeshsaw a let-up in the rainfallon Saturday after heavy rains threw normal life out of gear through the week.

The monsoon appeared to have weakened in the state and was expected to revive after three days, said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here.

Two sluice gates of Bada Talab, the man-made lake at Bhadbada in the state capital, were opened in the morning as it filled up to the brim following the downpour.

Gates of some other reservoirs in the state too remained open to release excess water, officials said.

Several districts including Bhopal witnessed bright sunshine for hours on Saturday after a week.

However, western Madhya Pradesh, which borders on Gujarat where the monsoon is active, may witness heavy rain as per the forecast valid till Sunday morning, the IMD said.

Uday Sarwate of IMD Bhopal told PTI that districts of Alirajpur, Ratlam, Jhabua, Barwani, Dhar, Neemuch and Mandsaur in western MP might receive heavy rainfall.

Light rain or thundershowers were expected in many places in Indore and Ujjain divisions and a few places in Bhopal, Hoshangabad districts and in Jabalpur, Sagar, Rewa and Shahdol divisions.

Isolated places in Gwalior and Chambal divisions too might have light rain till Sunday morning, Sarwate said.

Bhabhara in Alirajpur district received the highest rainfall in the state at 190 mm in 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Saturday, he said.

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