Strong winds, heavy rains and hailstorm lashed Nashik on Tuesday afternoon, bringing much-needed respite from the scorching heat, hot and humid weather since the past few days.
While the maximum temperature hovered around 37 degrees celsius on Tuesday, the humidity was at 77% in the morning. The day became unbearable with excessive heat and humidity causing profuse sweating. The condition remained the same on Monday, and in the afternoon, the skies got cloudy.
On Tuesday, dark clouds gathered around afternoon. For about 20 minutes, thunder roared, with very strong winds blowing over the city. The winds took in its grip some poles, trees, tin roofs at places, shade covers and everything that came in its way. A while later, showers lashed the city, initially making a slow, polite entry, but then pounced on the dry land with all its aggression. The rains brought with them hail stones the size of marbles. Water logged at places as it continued raining for over an hour. As a result, humidity in the evening increased to 77%.
A day before, on Monday, the humidity was at 67% in the morning and 40% in the evening. The minimum temperature also did not change, as it hovered around 24.5 degrees celsius.
It also rained at Igatpuri and Ghoti areas on Tuesday. In Trimbakeshwar, though it did not rain much, thunder and lightening echoed in the mountainous regions and two bulls were killed when lightening struck them.