A warning of severe to moderate thunderstorms has been predicted on Saturday. Alert has been sounded in isolated places in Nagpur, Bhandara, and Gondia. A thunderstorm with lightning is likely to occur.
Light rainfall is also likely at isolated places in Amravati, Yavatmal and Gadchiroli.
The civic administration has announced a holiday for schools and colleges. People have been appealed to remain at home due to the possibility of heavy to very heavy rains and lighting.
People in low-lying areas, particularly from the city slums have alleged District Collector Dr Vipin Itankar of not issuing a warning on Friday. Water flooded the low-lying area due to very heavy rains between 2 am and 4.30 am of Saturday.