Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The second day of Nautapa was hottest of the season in Bhopal as the mercury crossed 45 Degrees mark. The City recorded a minimum temperature of 29.0 degree Celsius.
Heat wave conditions will continue to prevail over parts of Madhya Pradesh. The current heat wave condition is expected to continue across northwest and central India.
The Met department declares a heat wave when the temperature during the day shoots up. Hot winds from the west, a clear sky and scarcity of moisture in the air are helping the mercury shoot up. Temperature surpassed 45 degrees at many cities.
Heat wave hit many districts like Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Khargone, Rewa, Satna, Guna, Damoh, Shivpuri, Tikamgarh, Raisen, Rajgarh, Chhattarpur, Shajapur, Umaria, Sheopurkalan, Gwalior in the last 24 hours.
The weather office has also warned hot winds will further sear Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Khandwa, Khargone, Chhattarpur, Raisen, Damoh, Rewa, Satna, Shivpuri, Tikamgarh and other areas.
The state’s northwest region lies in influence of a cyclonic circulation stretching from east Rajasthan to Jharkhand.
International tourist destination Khajuraho and Nowgaon sizzled on Saturday as day temperature touched 47 degrees Celsius on second day of Nau-Tapa. Indore recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 degree Celsius while it recorded a minimum temperature of 26 degree Celsius. Light to moderate rains occurred over South Madhya Pradesh.
Met department official said that in the next 6-7 days the current heat wave condition is likely to prevail across northwest and central India.
Temperatures witnessed increase across northwest and central India while heat wave conditions were also experienced in Madhya Pradesh and adjoining states.
With extreme hot conditions few regions have witnessed rainfall in the past 24 hours. The highest amount of rainfall was recorded at 2 cm in Pachmari.