Nagpur: The heavy downpour that the city received late on Saturday evening led to a cool breeze blowing all through the night. The following day turned out to be a particularly humid one, though the temperature remained just below 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in many days. More showers and thunderstorms are expected all through the next week all across Vidarbha, as per predictions of the met department.
On Saturday, the city received 5.9mm rainfall between 8.30pm and 12am. This resulted in the minimum temperature on Sunday going five degrees below normal to touch 22.7 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature was a degree below normal at 39.8 degrees Celsius. The humidity on Sunday ranged between 36% and 78%, with the evening turning out to be very sultry. While the other towns in the region didn’t receive any rain, thunderstorms were observed at many places in Vidarbha resulting in temperatures falling all across Central India.
Light to rather heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over East Vidarbha on Sunday while dry weather prevailed over the western part of the region. Maximum temperatures appreciably rose over East Vidarbha and changed little over West Vidarbha. Minimum temperatures fell over East Vidarbha and changed little over West Vidarbha.
Akola recorded the highest maximum temperature of the region at 42.7 degrees Celsius while Washim’s 38 degrees Celsius was the lowest. Among the minimum temperatures for the day, the highest in the region was 31.4 degrees Celsius at Akola while the lowest was Nagpur’s 22.7 degrees Celsius. Kuhi, Umrer and Mouda were among the places that received substantial rainfall at 5cm, 3cm and 2cm respectively.