The soaring mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius mark on Thursday, with Chandrapur emerging as the hottest place in Vidarbha region. The maximum temperature in the coal city was recorded 45.2 degree Celsius, 4.3 notches above the normal temperature during the period.
Akola was the second hottest city in the region with 44.3 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature here was 3.6 notches above the normal. Amravati and Wardha recorded maximum temperature of 44.2 degree Celsius and 44 degree Celsius respectively.
Nagpur, the second capital of Maharashtra, recorded 43.5 degree Celsius. Bramhapuri recorded 43.8 degree Celsius. Heat wave was also felt in Washim and Yavatmal districts which recorded maximum temperature of 42.2 degree Celsius and 42.5 degree Celsius respectively.
Temperature in Buldhana (41.4 degree Celsius) and Gondia (41 degree Celsius) was considerably low than other parts of the region. In Nagpur, drizzles brought temperature down in the evening bringing some respite from heat.