The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Nagpur has issued a warning of thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall at few places over Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia and light to moderate rainfall at isolated places over Akola, Washim and Yavatmal districts of Vidarbha.
RMC has also issued heavy to very heavy rainfall warning for Vidarbha and an orange alert on July 8.
Meanwhile, in Nagpur RMC recorded 16.6 mm rainfall at Narkhed on Tuesday.
Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra have been witnessing heavy rainfall since Monday and is expected to see more rains in the next four days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted extremely heavy rainfall, issuing ‘red’ and ‘orange’ alert in various parts of the states.
In Mumbai it has been raining in the financial capital for the past two days, leaving its roads waterlogged and traffic movement affected. Mumbai’s Powai Lake overflowed yesterday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who visited the civic body’s disaster control room, said 3,500 people had been shifted to safer places from flood-prone areas.