Published On : Sat, Jun 1st, 2013
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Nagpur City gets first spell of pre-monsoon showers

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Nagpur News : Part of  Nagpur  city received its first spell of pre-monsoon thundershowers this season on Saturday bringing much-needed relief from the soaring temperatures over the last few days.

According to the regional weather bureau’s forecast, more rain and thundershowers were expected in the next 24 hours.

Sadar was among few area of city which witnessed the pre-monsoon shower, local residents  say the wet spell and cloudy weather is an indication to the onset of monsoon in a week.


However, the showers did not last long and stopped within half an hour. About 0.8 cm rainfall was recorded in the city.

According to the Met office after the monsoon arrives at the Kerela coast, it takes around 10 to 15 day s to reach the city. If experts are to be believed the climatic condition have become conducive for the monsoon to move towards Central India. The clouds inversion over the region has also started to decline paving the way for an early monsoon.

Amidst steep rise in humidity level in the city, residents have been eagerly awaiting the first strong showers of this season. Despite the cloud cover that has been looming over the city from a week, the rain gods have not shown any kindness till now. The monsoon, meanwhile, hit the Kerela coast and steadily advancing towards Central India.

The mercury on the other hand has been fluctuating since the past one week.

The Central Met Office believes that the pre-monsoon showers in the Vidarbha region and some parts of Chhattisgarh should have already started. The Met office Nagpur said there are sufficient clouds above the city but these clouds do not have moisture. The clouds have also not been able to attain the needed height. The clouds above the region are about 5 to 6 kilometres in height. Met officials explained that clouds need to rise above this height to come down as rain. Reason behind the delay is a depression that has formed above Bay of Bengal. Another important reason is the inversion which is restricting the clouds from rising.

According to Met officials as soon as the depression loosens, clouds will start collecting moisture.

The night time temperature has dropped to 26.7 degree Celsius from 32.3 degree Celsius which was recorded on Friday. However, the maximum temperature rose sharply by more than one degree to 44.6 degree Celsius and is presently 3 degree above normal.