Bhopal records second highest temp in month of May in 25 years

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: May 19, 2015 23:00 IST

Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 45.0 degree Celsius, not only the highest of the season but highest temperature recorded in the month of May in past five years.

Meteorological department said that it was the second highest temperature recorded in the month of May in past 25 years in Bhopal.

Before this, in the year 2010, highest 46.0 degree Celsius was recorded in state capital on May 25, 2010.

As an impact of heat wave conditions in the state capital, birds started falling on the ground.

Several bats fallen dead on the ground were witnessed in Kamla Park on Tuesday.

Heat wave conditions prevailed in other parts of the state as well with highest temperature in the state crossing 47 degree Celsius in Naugaon town followed by Damoh, where 46.8 degree Celsius was recorded.

"Entire West Madhya Pradesh and Sagar division is in the grip of heat wave conditions. Severe heat wave conditions are prevailing over Hoshangabad, Ujjain and Indore divisions. On Wednesday, Jabalpur, Shahdol and Rewa division will also witness heat wave condition and full state will be under its grip", said director, regional meteorological centre, Bhopal Anupam Kashyapi.

Meanwhile, most of the roads in the city remained deserted on Tuesday afternoon because of extreme hot weather.

Dry and hot winds of 20-25 km/hour velocity compelled people to cover their faces before going out of their houses.

Rise in minimum temperature was also witnessed in the state capital. The minimum temperature recorded in the city on Tuesday was 28.6 degree Celsius.

The day temperature touched 46 degree Celsius in several districts of the state.

Following Naugaon, Damoh and Khajuraho recorded 46.8 and 46.4 degree Celsius.

According to MeT office, present temperature will persist in almost all the parts of the state but there were chances of light rain in northern parts of the state in next few days.

Gwalior, Morena, Bhind and Datia district may witness light showers which may bring relief from hot weather. Chances of slight rain were also prevailing over North Tikamgarh and Chhattarpur.

Soaring mercury

Naugaon: 47.3

Damoh: 46.8

Sagar: 46.2

Hoshangabad: 46.3

Guna: 45.7

Shajapur: 46.2

Khajuraho: 46.4

Gwalior: 45.4

Jabalpur: 45.2

(all temperatures in degree Celsius)

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