Nagpur: With the onset of monsoon, the rains appear to be moving in the right direction in Nagpur, in terms of quantum and pace. Nagpur Met Office has predicted heavy rains at many places on Thursday and heavy to very heavy rains at most places in the district and entire Vidarbha in the next 48 hours.
Till now, Nagpur city has received 514.8 mm rains while Nagpur district has received 512.7 mm rains till now which is 10% above normal rains which is usually 375 mm till this time of the season. “However we consider the departure of up to plus 10% is normal but there is significant departure in Vidarbha region. Excessive rainfall has been received till now and the estimate puts it 38% above the normal,” a source at Nagpur Met Office told Nagpur Today.
Talking to Nagpur Today, Met Official said that rains at many places means it may cover 51 to 75% of the total centres whereas most places signifies rains in 75 to 100% areas. So while Thursday the forecast is of many places, Friday and Saturday may witness rains at most places.
It is informed that the southwest monsoon may once again become vigorous over the central and northwest India in the next 24-48 hours, as the rain trough moves towards the plains from the foothills, while the cyclonic circulation, brewing over the Bay of Bengal, moves deeper towards the mainland.
“The rains which are at present passing through a slightly weak phase will again become active over south Chhattisgarh, Telengana and parts of Vidharbha over the next 24 to 48 hours because a cyclonic circulation which is stationed around coastal Andhra Pradesh will move inwards,” Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at private weather forecasting firm Skymet said.