Moist winds bring some relief from heat in MP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore
  • Updated: May 22, 2016 15:44 IST
Commuters brave the heat in Bhopal on Saturday. (Mujeeb Faruqui/ HT photo)

Madhya Pradesh experienced some relief from heat as the temperature dipped by three degrees in Bhopal and adjoining areas due to increase in moisture feed following partial cloud formation, according to Met officials.

On Friday, temperature had soared to 46.7 degrees Celsius which fell to 43.4 degrees on Saturday. Khajuraho, which sizzled at 49 degrees on Friday, too showed a similar dip with Saturday recording 46.6 degrees.

“The temperature in the capital will revolve around 43 degrees Celsius in the next two days with the weather being partly cloudy. Moisture feed has increased due to westerly winds. There may be relief for the people with pre-monsoon conditions developing in the next four days,” said Met director Anupam Kashyapai.

Three more die in different parts of state

However the death toll in the state due to heat wave rose to six with three more deaths in the last 24 hours in different places in Madhya Pradesh. On Saturday, two men identified as Shivram, 45, and Imrat Singh, 65, were found dead at the railway station in Ashok Nagar district.

“The deceased were found unconscious by the cleaning staff of the railway station in the morning at platform number 1. They immediately informed the government railway police (GRP) who rushed them to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared them brought dead. Prima facie, it seems they died due to heat wave,” said Tulsiram Darbar, assistant sub-inspector, GRP.

On Friday, a 40-year-old man identified as Rishikumar Singh died in Ujjain due to heat wave. He came all the way from Gorakhpur to have a holy dip in the Kshipra during the Simhastha, but he fell unconscious.

He was rushed to hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. The doctors suspected heart attack due to heat stroke as the cause of his death.

Malwa-Nimad region may receive pre-monsoon rains after 3-4 days

eather department on Saturday announced that Malwa-Nimad region, reeling under heatwave, is likely to receive pre-monsoon rains after three to four days.

Meteorological department regional head Anupam Kashyapi said heatwave will withdraw from Indore and surrounding areas in a day or two as the effect of cyclone Roanu, which hit the Indian coast two days back will weaken by then. “With this, the moisture incursion from the Arabian sea will increase steadily and temperatures will drop but not drastically,” Kashyapi told HT over phone from Bhopal. The department said dust and thunderstorm will precede light rains which will occur at isolated places after three days.

Meanwhile, hot winds continued to blow across Malwa-Nimad on Saturday though maximum temperatures dropped across the region as compared to Friday.

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