News of red alert vanishes from website of meteorological department
The Meteorological department through its website had issued a red alert in major parts of Vidarbha on May 21 and 22. But the said alert was nowhere to be seen on the website on Sunday. This has raised some serious questions on the accuracy of the predictions made by the Meteorological Department as most of their predictions in the past few months have been inaccurate.
It should be noted that the district administration was asked to be prepared due to the red alert issued by the department and NMC was asked to implement the heat action plan but the cloudy skies have once again proved the predictions of the department wrong.
On Sunday, not only the news of the red alert vanished from the daily weather report column but also the news of the orange alert is not to be seen. There are speculations that the mercury might cross the 46 degree mark in the city but from the past 2 days, the mercury seems to be going in the other direction as the maximum temperature recorded in the city was 44.1 degree Celsius.
Chandrapur again remained the hottest city in Vidarbha as the maximum temperature recorded was 45.6 degree Celsius on Sunday.
The maximum temperature recorded was 45.5 degree Celsius in Brahmapuri, 44.5 degree Celsius in Wardha, 43.8 degree Celsius in Akola, 43.6 degree Celsius in Amravati, 43.4 degree Celsius in Gadchiroli, 43 degree Celsius in Gondia, 42.8 degree Celsius in Washim and Yavatmal, and 40.7 degree Celsius in Buldhana.