MP: Hailstorm in Satna and Panna; Met Dept Issues Yellow Alert

BHOPAL: Heavy rainfall associated with hailstorms was reported from parts of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. According to a source, heavy damage to the crops occurred in more than a dozen villages in the Panna district.

A farmer reportedly died after being electrocuted sources said. Heavy rains and thunderstorms along with lightning were reported across the Balaghat district. Sidhi recorded 15mm rainfall while Satna recorded 13mm rainfall and Malajhkhand recorded 7mm. Khajuraho recorded 5.2mm rainfall and Damoh and Mandla recorded 1mm rainfall each.

A yellow alert has been issued for rain and thundershowers with lightning for Sagar, Rewa, Jabalpur, and Shahdol divisions and districts like Betul, Sidhi, and Singrauli.

As per the statement by the Met Department- a trough is extending from north-east Rajasthan to Assam across south Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, the Sub-Himalayan region, West Bengal, and Meghalaya. Another trough is extending from Bihar to south interior Karnataka across Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Telangana, and North interior Karnataka at lower levels that is likely to cause rainfall and lightning.

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