Bhopal: Fry-day at 43°C, hotter days ahead

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: May 08, 2015 22:42 IST

Madhya Pradesh capital witnessed the hottest day of the season as the mercury touched 43.1 degree Celsius on Friday.

According to the officials of the Regional Meteorological Centre, the temperature is expected to soar across the state.

Minimum temperature is also expected to rise in the next few days and would likely to cross 27 degree Celsius.

The officials also explained that north westerly winds were blowing in the states were comparatively hotter as they blow from Rajasthan.

These winds were also one of the reasons why the locals were feeling more heat during the daytime, they added.

However, sky remained partially covered with clouds on Friday in parts of the city.

The officials said the rise in surface heat has led to the occurrence of shallow clouds over the state. However, it may not lead to rain as there is no moisture in it.

Other parts of the state that sizzled over 43 degree Celsius were Naugaon (45°C), followed by Damoh (43.6°C), Gwalior (43.5°C) and Khajuraho and Shajapur (43.4°C).

On April 19, the city recorded maximum temperature of 42.7 degree Celsius.

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