As mentioned in our previous update, conditions FINALLY came together for a Severe Weather Event in Nagpur.
On Wednesday, the absence of moisture and lift and continuation of Capping Inversion till afternoon widely inhibited convection. However,Radar images showed Isolated Thunderstorm and rainfall around Yavatmal
As was expected, Convection temperature of apx 35-37C was reached by 1100hrs and then thunderstorms fired due to presence of CAPE, Lift and Moisture for convection
Convection was on a large basis towards SE side of Nagpur easily visible from Nagpur and as a result I took some photos around 1330hrs
Thunderstorm fired over city at around 1430hrs with typical lowering of clouds, presence of an outflow boundary just in the city which caused winds over 22km/hr from SE.
TEMP DROPPED BY 15C FROM 38C TO 23C IN 3HRS ( 1410-1710)
** A CLOSE FRIEND LIVING AROUND NAGPUR AIRPORT REPORTS THAT THERE WERE PEA SIZE HAILS BETWEEN 1430-1500HRS.
Due to Large instability,day time heating Lightning was widely observed very near to earth at around 800m in 1430-1500hrs.
METD WEATHER documented the entire scenario but was unfortunate to capture lightning in the camera.
Chasing to extreme limits lead to damage in my mobile phone which I used for documentation.
Fortunately after some drying, phone is back in action!
Rainfall measurement as on 1742hrs IST - 21.5mm at METD WEATHER HQ