Sudden shower brings respite
   Date :19-Jun-2024

Sudden shower 
Staff Reporter
THE ‘pre-monsoon showers at isolated places across State on Tuesday have brought smiles on the faces of the people who were awaiting the rains eagerly. After day-long hot and humid conditions, the clear sky over Raipur was engulfed with dark clouds, which transformed into nearly hour-long steady drizzle in the evening. Though, the initial intensity of rain faded-off, the raindrops seems to have nurtured the beauty of greenery while sudden change gave much needed respite. Weathermen terming the transformation to ‘Pre Monsoon Showers’ and conditions favourable for further advancement of Monsoon in some more areas across the state, the capital city still awaits drenching from the continuous spell of rains. After losing momentum for a week, the conditions have again become favourable with rainfall activities at some places. Besides, showers in the evening at Raipur, Odgi received 30mm rainfall followed by Bhaiyyathan Nerharpur and Nagri recording 20mm each. Meanwhile, MeT Centre has issued four-day ‘Yellow Alert’ stating of thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty wins reaching upto 30/40 KMPH at isolated places in the state on June 19 and 20.
It will be followed by thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places on June 21 and 22. Under the influence of these four-day alerts, fairly widespread rainfall is expected from June 19 to 24. MeT Centre has also predicted of drop in maximum temperature by 2 to 3 degree Celsius during next 24 hours. However, IMD in its seven-day forecast stated of drop in maximum temperature by 2/3 degrees during next five days in Central India which includes Chhattisgarh. In its overall forecast, MeT Centre has indicated possibility of moderate to medium rainfall at many places in the state on June 19. The sky will be partially cloudy with chances of thunderstorm and rains while the maximum and minimum temperature will be around 36.0 degrees and 28 degrees respectively over Raipur on Wednesday.
TWIN CITY WEATHER TAKES A TURN: BHILAI: On Tuesday evening, several parts of Bhilai and Durg experienced moderate to heavy rains, providing much-needed relief from the prevailing humidity. The rains, which occurred in several rounds throughout the evening, were welcomed by the residents, turning the atmosphere in the city and its neighboring areas pleasantly cool. The much awaited monsoon showers brought a refreshing change, making the trees along Central Avenue appear fresh and free from the accumulated dust of several days. According to weather reports, Durg recorded a maximum temperature of 39.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The Meteorological Department has forecasted a partly cloudy sky with light rain and thundershowers for the next two days in Durg district, attributed to the western disturbance and its interaction with low-level easterlies. The rains did lead to some waterlogging on busy streets and squares, causing traffic snarls for pedestrians and commuters, particularly bike riders, for a couple of hours. However, the significant drop in temperature encouraged residents to head to local parks and gardens.