Nagpur: Much to the citizens’ surprise, the city received 0.3 millimetres (mm) rains on Friday evening. According to the Met department, rainfall is expected in the city for two more days.
At 26mm, Amravati received the highest rains in the region on Friday. Next in line was Gondia which received 5mm rains, followed by Nagpur. Other districts including Akola, Buldhana, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal and Brahmapuri did not record rainfall.
On Friday, Nagpur recorded a maximum temperature of 32 degree Celsius, which was 0.7 degrees below the normal mercury levels. Rains began around 4.30pm and lasted for about an hour. The city, along with Brahmapuri were the hottest in the region.
As per the officials of Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Nagpur, the post-monsoon rains occurred due to a combination of different factors. “While a cyclonic circulation already persist in Arabian Sea, another such circulation was formed over Madhya Pradesh which led to shows in Vidarbha. Moreover, moisture content in the region is already present due to onset of rains in southern peninsular region,” an official said.
RMC’s forecast shows that rainfall is expected in almost all districts of Vidarbha for the next two days. Maximum temperatures in the city are expected to vary between 31-32 degree Celsius.