Published On : Thu, May 28th, 2015

Mercury to soar further as Nautapa starts

Nagpur: The mercury has set a blistering record for Orange City by registering maximum temperature of 46.3 degree Celsius on Wednesday. Just a day earlier, the maximum temperature had equalled the earlier record of 47.8 degree Celsius, which had been recorded in 1954.

The night earlier had given a hint of things to come, with the minimum temperature being recorded at 33.7 degree Celsius, 5 degree above normal. However, Chandrapur recorded a higher temperature once again, with the maximum temperature for the day being recorded at 48.2 degrees Celsius. Following close behind Chandrapur were Nagpur and Brahmapuri, both at 47.8 degrees Celsius. At the third position on the list were Wardha and Amravati, with a maximum temperature of 47.5 degrees. Except for Washim, where maximum temperature for the day was 44.8 degrees Celsius, all other cities of Vidarbha recorded maximum temperature over 45 degrees on the day.

The heatwave in Vidarbha has continued despite cloud cover and rainfall in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh. The forecast of the regional met department, which had earlier said that temperatures on Thursday would range around 45 degrees and 29 degrees, now says that this range would be between 48 degrees and 34 degrees on the Celsius scale.