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Maharashtra Weather Updates: IMD issues lightning warning for Vidarbha

Updated on: 10 June,2024 09:13 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The warning has been issued for the districts of Wardha, Bhandara , Nagpur, Yavatmal, Gondia, Akola, Washim and Amravati

Maharashtra Weather Updates: IMD issues lightning warning for Vidarbha

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Maharashtra Weather Updates: IMD issues lightning warning for Vidarbha

The IMD issued a lightning warning for districts of Vidarbha region in Maharashtra on Monday. The warning has been issued for the districts of Wardha, Bhandara, Nagpur, Yavatmal, Gondia, Akola, Washim and Amravati.

The Met department has requested citizens to take the following safety precautions -
1. Stay Indoors: Avoid outdoor activities and stay indoors during the lightning alert.
2. Unplug Electronics: Disconnect electronic appliances and avoid using wired devices during the lightning storm.
3. Stay Away from Windows: Avoid windows to minimize the risk of injury due to arching from metal frames or window rails
4. Avoid Water: Stay away from water bodies, and do not take a shower or use taps during the alert.
5. Avoid Open Fields: Do not stand in open fields or under tall trees. Find shelter in a substantial building. Stay away from wire fences, clotheslines, metal pipes, metal rails, and other metallic objects.
6. If you are outdoors and caught in a thunderstorm, squat low to the ground with your feet together and avoid touching metal objects. Don't lie flat on the ground as wet ground is a good conductor of electricity.

Mumbai weather update: City receives season's first pre-monsoon showers

Several parts of Mumbai received the first pre-monsoon showers of the season on Wednesday morning, bringing some respite to residents from the scorching heat and humidity. Here's the latest Mumbai weather update.

Mumbaikars woke up to a cloudy morning and some parts of the city later started receiving light rains from around 7 am.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its Mumbai weather update has predicted partly cloudy sky on Wednesday.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 35 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature will be recorded at 29 degrees Celsius.

Many parts of the city like Dadar, Kandivali, Magathane, Oshiwara, Wadala, Ghatkopar witnessed showers in the range of 4 mm to 26 mm between 7 am and 8 am.

Some parts of central and south Mumbai also received light rain.

Traffic normal

According to officials, road traffic and trains services were running normal in the city. Monsoon usually arrives in Mumbai in the second week of June.

Last month, Mumbai witnessed unseasonal rain with gusty winds during which a hoarding collapsed in Ghatkopar area, claiming several lives.

El Nino ending

The 2023-24 El-Nino event, which drove record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather around the world, is predicted to transition to La-Nina conditions later this year, according to a new update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The world experienced the warmest April ever and the 11th consecutive month of record-high temperatures this year. Sea-surface temperatures have been record-high for the last 13 months, according to the WMO.

The WMO said this is happening due to the naturally-occurring El Nino -- unusual warming of waters in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean -- and the additional energy trapped in the atmosphere and ocean by greenhouse gases from human activities.

Amid a prevailing but weakening El Nino, millions of people in South Asia, including India and Pakistan, endured brutal heat in April and May.

The latest forecasts from the WMO Global Producing Centres of Long-Range Forecasts give equal chances (50 per cent) to either neutral conditions or a transition to La Nina during June-August.

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