Light rains lash parts of city, bringing much needed respite from heat

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Jun 06: Raipur that was baking in 46 degree Celsius has got some respite in the evening following light to medium rainfalls accompanied by thunderstorm. The weather turned pleasant in the night with blowing of cool winds after rainfall. People who were reeling under unbearable heat for the last few days have heaved a sigh of relief after rainfalls.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) Raipur Centre, light rains occurred at one or two places in Chhattisgarh. Heat wave condition prevailed in Bilaspur, Raipur and Durg divisions with maximum temperature of 46 degree Celsius in Raipur and Bilaspur and nearly 44 degree Celsius in Durg division. The maximum temperature in Raipur was five notches above normal whereas in Bilaspur it was three notches above normal. Rajnandgaon too remained excessively hot with maximum temperature of around 45 degree Celsius while Pendra Road recorded maximum temperature of around 44 degree Celsius. The IMD has forecast light rain or thunderstorm at isolated places over Chhattisgarh for the next four days. It however warned of heat wave and thunderstorm accompanied with gusty wind at isolated places over Chhattisgarh for the next four days. The gusty wind speed is likely to be 40 to 40 kmph.
In Raipur the sky is likely to be clear and partly cloudy towards evening or night. Light rain or thundershower with gusty wind is also very likely in Raipur and maximum temperature is likely to be around 43 degree Celsius for the next 72 hours.

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