Orange City reeled under scorching heat on Sunday, with the maximum temperature recorded at 44.9 degrees Celsius, 2.6 notches above the average normal temperature. In the last 24 hours, mercury dipped marginally by 0.4 degree Celsius, but this was not enough to provide any sort of relief to the Nagpurians. The day was hotter and hot breeze was experienced even in the evening. The minimum temperature too has increased by 0.6 degree Celsius to settle at 27.4 degree which is 1.2 degree Celsius higher than the normal temperature. The MeT office has forecast clear sky for Monday. The maximum and the minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 45 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius respectively.
Meanwhile, Akola continue to be the hottest place in Maharashtra for the third consecutive day. The maximum temperature in the Western Vidarbha city was recorded at 47.2 degree Celsius, which was 5.1 notches above normal. The severe heat wave has claimed one life in the district too. One Sheshrao Jaware, a resident of Lahanumbri village in Akola, was found unconscious outside the gate of a women’s hospital on Friday. He was rushed to the civil hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, he said. The postmortem report on Saturday revealed that Jaware died after suffering a heatstroke.
Meanwhile, Chandrapur too recorded 47.2 degree Celsius, up 4.7 notches from the normal temperature. The night temperature too has increase alarmingly in the coal city. In the last 24 hours, mercury zoomed by 1 degree Celsius, to reach 31.6 degree Celsius. According to met officials, night temperature in Chandrapur is 4.8 notches above the normal.