Even as Vidarbha is reeling under blistering heat, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heatwave in isolated places over Amravati, Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts.
Almost all the cities in the region recorded maximum temperature of around 42 degree Celsius with Chandrapur continue to remain hottest with over 43 degree Celsius. The IMD summer forecast stated summer this year would be more intense as compared to last year. In Vidarbha, mercury may rise further in the next few days with heatwave prevailing over isolated places in the next couple of days.
The day temperature is already over 2-3 notches above the normal in most of the districts in Vidarbha making the life difficult for the people. In April, it is set to move up further. In Nagpur a minor dip in the maximum temperature was witnessed over the last 24 hours, but it did not give any respite to people, who now prefer to stay indoors between 12 noon and 3 pm. Hot breeze continue to sweep the city from 10 am.
Even in the evening, hot winds are stopping people from stepping out of their home. All the prominent roads in the city, which usually remain busy throughout the day, were looking deserted. The vehicular traffic on Shahid Gowari flyover in Sitabuldi, Central Avenue and Itwari too is low. Meanwhile, met officials said that the mercury is unlikely to move down and heat is set to intensify further in the next few weeks.