Modest rainfall brought down Nagpur’s temperatures, which had been on the high side for the previous 15 days, and the city’s residents breathed a sigh of relief.
The El Nino influence caused August this year to be the ‘Driest August in 100 Years’ not just in Vidarbha but across the entire nation. August is typically regarded as the monsoon season’s height. Vidarbha, on the other hand, had an extremely dry August. Even less than a week passed with the rain.
September is starting to make up for the rain deficit after a dry August. The enormous backlog of rainfall will be reduced if rain falls over the remaining days of the month. In the meantime, on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange notice for September 6 for Nagpur, Bhandara, Wardha, and Gadchiroli, as well as a yellow alert for the rest of Vidarbha for the following four days. From September 6 to September 10, Vidarbha will have monsoon rainfall, according to the weather service.
A cyclonic circulation has formed in the Bay of Bengal that will bring monsoon rains to the region in the coming days. In the past 24 hours, Chandrapur received the highest 45 mm rainfall followed by Nagpur 21.1 mm, Gadchiroli at 15.2 mm, Yavatmal 13.1 mm, Wardha 8.2 mm, Bramhapuri 6.4 mm, and Gondia 5.2 mm. However, Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, and Wasim were dry on Tuesday.
Akola recorded the highest maximum temperature with 36.2 degrees Celsius which was the highest temperature of the monsoon period in Vidarbha in recent time. Despite 8.2 mm rainfall in Wardha district on Tuesday, the maximum temperature there was 35.5 degrees Celsius which was the monsoon season’s highest this year for Wardha.
Amravati also recorded the maximum temperature above 35 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Moderate rain in Nagpur reduced the maximum temperature by 1.7 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours but still the maximum temperature is hovering above the 33-degree mark.
Weather experts are expecting that the upcoming monsoon rains in Vidarbha will help to reduce the maximum and minimum temperatures by 2-3 degrees Celsius.