Nagpur: Friday was the hottest day of the season, where the maximum temperature touched 46.2 degrees Celsius. It was also the second hottest city in the Vidarbha.
Chandrapur has also been the hottest in the region with a temperature of 46.4 degrees Celsius. Wardha and Gondia have also seen a rise in mercury levels, with their maximum temperatures rising to 45.2 and 45.4 degrees Celsius.
Despite being high, the same temperature of Nagpur has not broken any record at all. According to the officials of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Nagpur, the highest ever maximum temperature recorded in the month of June in the city was 47.7 degrees Celsius on the date of June 5, 2003.
“The second highest temperature recorded was 47.3 °C on the date of 8 and 9 June 2014,” officials said.
Meteorological Department has also advised citizens
Historical data also shows that to date the highest temperature of the season in Nagpur has been recorded at 47.9 degrees Celsius on 23rd May 2013.
The Meteorological Department has issued a heat wave warning in most of the districts on Saturday as well. The maximum temperature is also likely to be very high and even after the date of June 6, there may be a slight drop in it. At present, there is no information at all about the onset of monsoon in Vidarbha.
The Meteorological Department has also advised citizens to take utmost care and avoid outdoor activities during this scorching heat. “Take special care of children, the sick, the elderly, or those who are overweight, as they are more likely to be exposed to extreme heat. Simultaneously, caution workers to avoid direct sunlight and do strenuous work in the cold time of day,” it stated.
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