Bhopal recorded its highest maximum temperature for this time of the season in at least five years as the mercury touched 45.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
In May, 2010, temperatures soared to 46 degrees Celsius but after that, the maximum temperature did not cross the 45 degrees mark.
In Bhopal, the minimum temperature was also recorded 1 degree above normal at 27.1 degrees Celsius.
According to the Meteorological office, the day temperatures will increase further on Thursday as no system is developing in Madhya Pradesh. Due to heavy rains and a cyclone warning in Tamil Nadu, the moisture is being pulled out there.
MP will remain hot as dry heat waves are flowing in from Rajasthan.
The highest temperature in the state — 47 degrees Celsius — was recorded in Sheopur and Naugaon.
Gwalior and Khujuraho remained in the grip of heat wave as 46.4 degrees Celsius maximum temperature was recorded at these two places.
Maximum temperatures hovered at 44.5 degrees Celsius and 44.2 degrees celsius in Indore and Jabalpur respectively.
Even the one hill station in Madhya Pradesh- Panchmari- is reeling under the heat wave with maximum temperature hovering at 37 degrees Celsius.