Rainfall in Indore crosses 26 inches mark; causes waterlogging & traffic snarls in the city
After around seven days of minimal rain, the monsoon has returned in Madhya Pradesh with heavy downpour in Indore, causing waterlogging on roads, overflowing dams and rivers and disrupting traffic in the city. Reportedly, several areas in Indore including Dwarkapuri, Annapurna, Rajendra Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Raj Mahal Colony, and others are witnessing a flood-like situation.
More than half of the average rainfall received
Indore usually receives 952.20 mm of rainfall every year, compared to 55.65% of the average rainfall received so far in the district. As of now, the district has received 529.9 mm of rain, which is more than half of the average rainfall.
As per the Regional Meteorological Department, Indore, a total of 51.7 mm (a little over two inches) of rainfall was recorded at the city airport while the pollution monitoring station at Regal Square recorded over 43 mm of rainfall till 8.30 PM, taking the total rainfall in the city to over 26.8 inches.
The ongoing traffic and the pedestrians faced difficulties on the street, whereas, in some areas, rainwater crossed the boundaries of houses. Occasional rainfall and a thunderstorm are also predicted by the MeT Department, with 18.4 mm precipitation in the upcoming days.