Nagpur: The maximum temperature in Nagpur on Sunday rose to sizzling 45 degree whereas rest of Vidarbha reeled under severe heat wave. Brahmapuri and Chandrapur recorded the highest temperatures of 45.9 degrees Celsius and 45.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Brahmapuri, incidentally, was the second hottest place in the country.
The highest maximum temperature recorded in Nagpur in April 2016 also was 45 degrees Celsius. With this mark reached by mid April this year, it appears that the maximum temperature may break record in days to come. Due to intense heat, roads and flyovers in Nagpur wore a deserted look during day time. Even those who had no other alternative but to move out for some work, were seen covering their eyes, faces, and heads properly.
The highest minimum temperature of 28.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in Buldhana, followed by Akola with 27.7 degrees Celsius. In Nagpur, the minimum temperature on Sunday was 0.3 degrees Celsius above normal.
As per the data on the website of IMD, Sriganganagar in Rajasthan was the hottest place in the country on Sunday, with maximum temperature of 46 degrees Celsius. It was followed very closely by Brahmapuri in Chandrapur district, which was the second hottest place in the country with maximum temperature of 45.9 degrees Celsius.
Chandrapur also was close with maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius.
Nagpur, Wardha, and Akola recorded maximum temperature
of 45 degrees Celsius each. It was the highest maximum temperature recorded this season so far.
Following the rise in maximum temperature as well as minimum temperature across Vidarbha region, IMD issued a warning till April 20. “Heat wave conditions very likely to prevail at many places of Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places over Chhattisgarh,” read IMD’s statement.