This is really a relief from scorching heat as Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted no heatwave condition over Vidarbha for this week as thunderstorm with lightning and light rains are likely to occur in most parts of Vidarbha from April 21 to 24. Though the maximum temperature in most of the parts in Vidarbha touched the 40 degrees mark on Tuesday, the cloudy weather cooled down the temperature in the evening. Invariably, heatwave comes in the aftermath of an extended dry spell with the maximum temperature 5 degrees Celsius above normal for atleast three days. But, due to constant change in weather in the Central part of the country,the maximum temperature is hardly touched the 43 degree mark this summer so far. According to Skymet Weather, “Extension of the trough across Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Odisha will bring Central India region under pre-monsoon shadow and check the rising temperatures. Change in the wind pattern over West Rajasthan and Gujarat due to the weather systems traversing up north will control any abrupt rise of mercury over these 2 pockets.”
The temperature will generally hover around 40degrees for the next 3 days. Pre-monsoon activity will ease out from most parts of the country from April 24 onward including Vidarbha.” Also, places in Vidarbha like Bramhapuri, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Wardha, Gondia and Yavatmal will cross the 42 degrees mark in the last week of April. On Tuesday, Chandrapur recordedthehighestmaximum temperature in Vidarbha with 42.8 degrees Celsius, while Akola (41.9 degrees Celsius), Bramhapuri (41.8 degrees Celsius), Gadchiroli (41.0 degrees Celsius) andYavatmal (41.7 degrees Celsius) crossed the 41 degrees mark, while remaining places, including Nagpur, crossed 40 degrees Celsius.Chandrapur and Akola recorded the highestminimum temperature of 28.0 degrees Celsius, while Buldhana (26.4 degrees Celsius) and Bramhapuri (26.4 degrees Celsius) will also experience a warmer night on Tuesday.