Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday informed that summer 2020 is likely to set in over Vidarbha from March 15 with day maximum temperature crossing 40 degrees.
At present Vidarbha and Nagpur is observing transition period when the day temperature starts rising while the nights remain little pleasant.
In absence of weather activity, many parts of Vidarbha are witnessing above normal temperatures by 2-3 degrees during day time. Every place in Vidarbha including Nagpur has been recording maximum temperatures in the range of above 30 degrees. Although February is a transition period for Vidarbha and southern states from winter season to summers this year has seen summer setting quite early.
As per information, northwesterly winds sometimes penetrate up to Telangana, Rayalaseema and at times even up to North Tamil Nadu and North Karnataka. But this year, these winds remained absent as successive Western Disturbances kept inducing cyclonic circulations over Rajasthan and central parts of the country, leading to the occasional formation of confluence.