Most places in Ngp divn experience double the average rainfall till date

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jul 2018 09:50:09


Staff Reporter,

Heavy rainfall in next 48 hours over Vidarbha


Many parts of Vidarbha have been witnessing good rains for the past few days. Moreover, a day before, Nagpur saw massive rains close to 300 mm in 24 hours resulting in flood like situation in the city.

Nagpur division observed double the average rainfall till July 8 in many talukas including Nagpur Kamptee, Saoner, Ramtek, Parseoni and Umred while other parts like Hingna, Katol, Narkhed, Kalmeshwar, Mauda, Bhivapur and Kuhi also experienced excess rains than average.

Nagpur city and rural topping the list with 751.1 mm rainfall till July 8, however the average on this date is 306.1 mm for Nagpur city and 260.2 mm for rural. Similarly, Kamptee, Saoner, Parseoni and Umred also crossed the mark of 500 mm till date.
On Sunday, Mauda experienced highest 27.4 mm rainfall while Kamptee (24.6 mm), Hingna (20 mm) and Saoner (22.2 mm) also recorded moderate rains. Nagpur city and rural observed 18.9 mm rainfall on Sunday.

As far as Vidarbha is concerned, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in isolated places of Vidarbha in next two days.
“A low-pressure area lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coast. As this system is moving West North-westwards, heavy rain activity will be persisting as well as increasing over Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh and Marathwada during the next 48 hours,” informed a weatherman.

Cities of Latur, Nanded, Beed, Osmanabad, Yavatmal, Hingoli and Parbhani may receive heavy rains during this time.
After 48 hours, the rain-bearing clouds will further shift West North-westwards resulting in rains over northern parts of Vidarbha and North Madhya Maharashtra wherein Buldana, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Jalna and Dhule, Nashik, Chandrapur, Gadhchiroli, Gondia, Bhandara, Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Akola and Washim in next three days.



Water released from big projects including Gosikhurd, Wadgaon
Keeping water level in mind, district administration has released water from major projects like Wadgaon, Lower Wadgaon, Gosikhurd Phase I and Dhapewada Barrage Phase II projects to maintain the water level in the dams on July 8. In Nagpur district, total 8.09 cusecs and 178 cusecs and 8.09 cusecs water from Wadgaon and Lower Wadgaon dams respectively on Sunday. In Bhandara district, administration released 948 cusecs water from Gosikhurd Phase I project. Similarly, 179 cusecs water released from Dhapewada Barrage Phase II in Gondia district.