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    Published On : Wed, Aug 8th, 2018

    After dry spell, heavy rains to resume in Nagpur

    Nagpur: Rains have been staying aloof from Nagpur and surrounding areas for over a fortnight, but now it seems the prevailing dry spell is set to end anytime soon.

    Atleast the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) is saying so. The RMC has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 24 hours in isolated places. Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia and Wardha will likely to experience the rain.

    For the past couple of days no rains have led to the rising temperature all over Vidarbha. Wardha and Yavatmal was the hottest places with 31.5 degree Celsius while Nagpur(31.0 degree Celsius), Akola (31.2) and Chandrapur (30.4) crossed the 30 degree Celsius mark.

    On Tuesday, a well-marked low-pressure area is over north of Odisha and adjoining area. This would gradually move inland. In the wake of this, weathermen expect rains to increase over Vidarbha and the region would receive few heavy to very heavy spells. This will also streng then the mon soon and westerly winds over the West coast.

    Therefore, South Konkan may also witness increased rain activities. Scattered rains would continue over Madhya Maharashtra and North Konkan.

    According to IMD, the rainfall in August is likely to be 96% of LPA and expected to be higher than predicted in June. Mid-season rainfall scenario realised by IMD stated that in July 2018 suggests that distribution of rainfall is very good over all parts of the country except Bihar, Jharkhand and North-East States.

    On Tuesday,Gondia experiencedthehighest18.6mm rainfall in Vidarbha following Amravati (0.4mm) and Brahmapuri (0.6mm) while other parts were dry.

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