There is no relief from blistering heat as mercury continue to hover around 44 degree Celsius in most parts of the region.
Akola continues to be the hottest place in the region with maximum temperature recorded at 46.9 degree Celsius. Met department has issued severe heat wave warming in Akola, Chandrapur and isolated areas in the region.
The minimum temperature too has increased significantly over the last few days. Hot breeze is sweeping the city right from 8 am and is continuing till 8 pm. People are preferring to stay indoors, in particular during the afternoon hours. Roads and markets too are wearing a deserted look. Coolers and air conditioners are running through out the day.
According to the met officials mercury is likely to rise further in days to come.
Meanwhile, Cyclone ‘Fani, which intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ on Monday evening, is now headed towards the Odisha coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said, adding that it could take the shape of an ‘extremely severe cyclone’ by Wednesday. However, what effect it will have in Maharashtra is to be seen.