New Delhi: North India, including the national capital Delhi, is witnessing a sharp drop in temperature after the rains, causing severe winter to the people. Rain was recorded in some areas of South India. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has now issued a rain warning in many areas. The IMD has issued a lightning warning and light to moderate rain in Maharashtra.
Several districts of East Vidarbha including Nagpur received rain during the day. An official said that the Regional Meteorological Center has issued a yellow warning for Nagpur, Wardha, Chandrapur, Yavatmal, Gondia, Bhandara and Gadchiroli districts of Vidarbha.
The weather forecast agency has warned of thunderstorm and light to moderate rain at a few places over Nagpur, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia and thunderstorm and hail at a few places in Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Yavatmal districts.
Ballarpur in Chandrapur district recorded 90 mm of rain, followed by Chamorshi in Gadchiroli 66 mm, Wardha’s Deoli 10.7 mm and isolated places in Nagpur district 0.5 mm, till 8.30 am on Tuesday.
IMD Nagpur Deputy Director General ML Sahu told that the rain in Vidarbha was due to an induced upper air cyclonic circulation over Haryana and North Madhya Pradesh.
At the same time, the IMD said, under the influence of a neighborhood cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal and lower and mid-troposphere levels, isolated light to very heavy falls over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal and Kerala and Mahe during the next 4-5 days. It is raining or thundering.
Strong weather (wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph) is expected over south central parts of Bay of Bengal and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal. The IMD has advised that fishermen should not venture into this area.
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 7:36 p.m.