Bhopal, August 29: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a yellow alert of likely 'heavy rainfall' in five districts of Madhya Pradesh, this expected to be the third wet spell in the state for August.

The alert has been issued for isolated places in Vidisha, Sagar, Betul, Chhindwara and Balaghat district. while the IMD also said thunderstorm accompanied by lightning was likely in some places in the districts of Bhopal, Jabalpur, Rewa, Shahdol, Hoshangabad, Sagar and Chambal divisions. The forecast is valid till Monday morning, an official said.

"A monsoon trough passing through Gwalior and Sidhi districts in the state is causing rain. Monsoon activity is expected to continue over the next week. With this, MP is in for a third wet spell in August," said IMD Bhopal's senior meteorologist PK Saha. Monsoon 2021 Forecast: Rainfall Activity Likely To Pick Up Over Central, West India From August 29, Says IMD.

As per IMD data, Ambah in Morena district recorded highest rainfall of 33 millimetres in west MP, while Bichhai in Mandla district received the highest rainfall of 39.4 mm in east MP in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Sunday.