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    Published On : Wed, Jul 19th, 2017
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Nagpur gets highest single day rainfall but still lags behind

    Nagpur: The city received 135mm rainfall on Monday night and up to the early hours of Tuesday. It was the highest recorded in a single day in the month of July for the last four years.

    Significantly, over 50% of the overall rainfall received this month was received last night. Prior to this, Nagpur had received 145.1mm rainfall on July 15, 2013.

    While the first half of the months has been exceptionally dry, the second has begun well. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has sent an alert for heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday across Vidarbha.

    “The rainfall in the coming three days is expected to compensate the backlog of the month,” said deputy director general of meteorology (DDGM) J Rajendra Prasad.

    Despite the heavy rainfall on Monday-Tuesday, Nagpur continues to remain the second-most deficient district in the region after Amravati. Though IMD had predicted 100% rainfall in July, the city has seen a dry spell since the start of the month.

    From July 1 till Monday afternoon, the city had recorded only 96mm rainfall. After the night’s downpour, the cumulative rainfall figures has jumped to 231.6mm. Good rainfall during this season has been so sporadic that the last time such a downpour (113mm) occurred was on June 28.

    In Vidarbha, only Nagpur witnessed such heavy rain. Gondia (66.1mm) and Brahmapuri (45.6mm) received medium rainfall. Wardha district registered just 15.4mm.

    At 216.mm, the rainfall was normal in June. But July is bad so far for entire Vidarbha. Gadchiroli (-11%), Wardha (-9%) and Washim (-5%) are in arrears while only Buldhana (4%) is at 100%. Bhandara (-27%), Gondia (-22%), Chandrapur (-29%), Yavatmal (-22%), Amravati (-39%) and Akola (-27%) too are deficient along with Nagpur.

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