The blistering heat has hit the normal life in Nagpur for the past three days. All the busy roads are wearing a deserted look throughout the day, in particular during the afternoon hours when the heat remains at its peak. The scorching sun is showing its effect right from the morning. It is becoming hard to step out of house after 8 am.
On Saturday, Nagpur recorded the highest maximum temperature of this summer with 45.3 degree Celsius. Public places like bus stand, railway station and even market places, too remained empty as compared to normal days because of heat wave which is sweeping the entire region.
People prefer to stay indoors while the working class and students are taking full precautions before leaving the house.
The worst-hit however, are those who earn their livelihood on daily wages. The ongoing cement road construction and metro work is increasing the temperature on city roads and it was a tough job for rickshaw-pullers and roadside vendors to earn their bread and butter under blistering heat.
The business had slowed down during the day time as people preferred to shop during evenings.
Meanwhile, Akola once again emerged as the hottest city in the region with 46.7 degree Celsius. Mercury crossed 46 degree mark in Amravati, Bramhapuri, Chandrapur and Wardha too. Chandrapur was the second hottest place in the region with 46.5 degre Celsius followed by Bramhapuri at 46.4 degre Celsius.
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), severe heat wave conditions are very likely to occur at isolated places over Akola, Chandrapur, Amravati, Nagpur, Yavatmal and Wardha districts of Vidarbha for the next three days. Whole Vidarbha is facing severe heat wave condition from Friday and IMD advised local bodies to be prepared and take further action to handle such heatwave situation.
With western disturbances clearing up and no major weather system brewing up anywhere else in India, the condition is perfect for summers to take over the entire Indian mainland, stated Skymet Weather in a press release.
Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh of Central India are already experiencing heat wave conditions. This situation will prevail in the region for next 2-3 days as there is not any weather system building up.