Heavy downpours with lightning, thunderstorms, and hail are expected in Vidarbha, Marathwada, and South Konkan starting on Wednesday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. In addition to Nagpur, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts received alerts on March 16 and 17. For the districts of Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, and Buldhana on March 16, as well as Bhandara and Gondia on March 17, an orange alert has been issued.
On Tuesday, Nagpur received 0.2 mm of rain in 12 hours. The night temperature fell slightly. Cloudy weather prevailed in other districts of Vidarbha as well. Although the sky remained cloudy throughout the day on Wednesday, the day temperature remained stable.
Through March 19 there is a chance of severe winds, rain, and hail in Vidarbha, according to a yellow notice.
Moist winds are coming from the Bay of Bengal as a result of the combination of low pressure system “Aas” moving from west to east, covering 40% of the central region at a height of 4 to 5 km. Due to this, Maharashtra now has a higher possibility of rain.
Rain and hail are expected to cause harm to agricultural and fruit crops. Both in urban and rural locations, it is possible for dwellings built of tin sheets to be damaged, therefore residents are urged to be cautious. There may possibly be power outages.
According to the forecast, telephone wires and other infrastructure could be harmed. To prevent loss of life and property, the government has directed district administration to take the appropriate actions.
It is worth mentioning here that rarely the city sees rain- fall during March. By mid- March, the city starts to see rise in temperature marking the begninning of summer season. However, this year, winter has extended. While the daytime temperature in the city remains high, the night temperature remains significantly low.