Nagpur is popularly known as the 'Orange City' of India, for the high-quality oranges that are grown in this region. The city stands perched at an altitude of 310 meters above sea level, at 21° 06' North latitude and 79° 03' East longitude. Spread over an area of approximately 220 sq km, it lies almost in the heart of India. Since Nagpur is situated at a considerable distance from any major water body, it experiences a climate that is mainly dry or slightly humid for the major parts of the year.
It is only during the monsoon season that high levels of humidity are
witnessed by the city. Just like any other city of India, Nagpur also
experiences three main seasons - summers, winters and monsoons, and one
can see great variation in the seasonal temperatures. Summer season in
the city begins around the month of March and lasts till June. During
this time, the temperatures are quite high and the maximum temperature
easily goes above 40 deg C. The wind movement is almost non-existent and
weather is dry.
Monsoon season in Nagpur usually sets around June, with the arrival of
South-westerly monsoon winds, and it receives rainfall till September.
However, maximum rainfall is witnessed during July and August. The
annual rainfall received by the city in the months of June and September
is around 1,205 mm. Winter season in Nagpur stretches on from November
till January, with the minimum temperature going below 10 deg C. This
season also presents the best time to visit the city, when you don't
have to worry about dripping sweat and can enjoy yourself completely.