The scorching heat continue to give people a tough time as the mercury remained at 46 degree Celsius in Nagpur, which was 3.2 notches above normal. Chandrapur emerged as the hottest place in the region with maximum temperature of 46.6 degree Celsius. The next 48 hours are crucial, due to which the Indian Meteorological department has issued a ‘red alert’ in most parts of Vidarbha.
The city was kept in Orange from May 26 to May 28. The temperature in the night is also not providing any relief to the citizens as the minimum temperature too was around 30 degree Celsius. The temperature in Nagpur is constantly being recorded above normal and in the past one week, the mercury has seen a rise of 2.1 degrees.
It should be noted that on April 30, the maximum temperature recorded in Nagpur was 46.3 degree Celsius, which remains the highest for this season in the city. As per the Meteorological department, the temperature is expected to be 4-5 degrees above normal, in major parts of Vidarbha which include Chandrapur, Brahmapuri, Akola, Amravati, Nagpur, Wardha, Yavatmal and Buldhana. The districts of Akola and Amravati have had temperature above 47 degrees this summer.
‘Navtapa’, which is believed to be the period during which the heat is the most extreme, is beginning from May 25. As per the Meteorological department, the temperature is expected to remain above 46 degrees for at least 4 days in this period which lasts for 9 days.
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