Mercury breaks 4-year-old record in Indore, Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2015 21:17 IST

With the mercury crossing 41-degree Celsius mark in Indore on Sunday, the maximum temperature broke a four years old record.

The day temperature had gone above 41 degrees Celsius in Indore in April 2009.

The minimum temperature in the city on Saturday night too was the highest this season.

Bhopal also recorded highest day temperature of the month in past five years.

The state capital recorded the maximum temperature of 42.7 degree Celsius, which was four degrees above the normal temperature.

In 2013, the maximum temperature in April was 42.4 degrees.

According to the Indore weather bureau, the city recorded maximum temperature of 41.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday, which was two degrees above the normal.

The city had witnessed the maximum temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The minimum temperature on Saturday night was 23.6 degrees Celsius, which was three degrees above the normal.

Warm winds blew from the desert region of Gujarat for most part of the day on Sunday, though it turned south-westerly for some time.

The maximum wind speed recorded was 22 kilometres an hour. Morning and evening humidity was 36% and 12% respectively.

The Meteorological department regional head, Anupam Kashyapi said maximum temperature will rise marginally in coming days, while the minimum temperature can go up to 28 degrees Celsius. The local weather bureau has predicted occurrence of light clouds on Monday.

Meanwhile, the sudden rise in day temperature in Bhopal irked residents of the state capital on Sunday.

The air blowing in the city is no more pleasant, as it is becoming increasingly hot.

Rise in the day temperature compelled residents to cover faces to save themselves from the scorching heat.

Many preferred using umbrellas and were found relaxing under the shade. Fans and air coolers ran at full speed in houses.

With the hot weather already making residents of the state uncomfortable, the meteorological department has predicted that the coming days and nights would be hotter.

According to the officials of Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhopal, the day temperature is expected to rise in next few days.

The temperature may reach up to 43-44 degree Celsius in next week.

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