Amravati, Gondia and Nagpur have been receiving rain and thundershowers for the past two days. According to rainfall data available with Skymet, Nagpur has recorded 6 mm of rain followed by Amravati 3 mm in a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Wednesday.
These rains can be attributed to the Anti-Cyclone over West Central Bay of Bengal. Due to this system, the humid winds from the Bay of Bengal are blowing over Telangana and Vidarbha. These winds are merging with dry and cold winds from northwest direction leading to the formation of a Confluence Zone. In addition to this convergence, a low-level Trough is extending from South Interior Karnataka to East Vidarbha across North Interior Karnataka.
As these systems are likely to persist for some more time, rains may continue in parts of Vidarbha for two more days. Thereafter, the weather activities may shift towards east, however, in any case, the weather may not go completely dry as patchy showers might continue. A few intense spells coupled with isolated hailstorms are also possible during this span.
In the meantime, north/northeasterly winds have been influencing the weather of Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa for long. Due to these winds, the day and night temperatures have significantly dropped during last two to three days. However, northerly winds are expected to change direction soon and start blowing from east/southeast direction leading to an increase in the minimums yet again. The rise in the temperatures may put an end to the cold spell in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik.
The state of Maharashtra rarely sees winter rain. This season, however, is an exception as the meteorological division of Vidarbha has been receiving on and off rain and thundershowers since January. And the credit goes to the Confluence Zone which has been intact over the central and eastern parts of the country from the beginning of the season. Although, this Confluence Zone keeps oscillating it somehow manages to impact Vidarbha in the form of rain.
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