City recorded the hottest day of the season on Sunday with day temperature touching the 42-degrees mark. The maximum temperature was recorded almost two degrees above normal at 42.8 degrees Celsius.
Hot north-westerly winds, blowing from the desert state of Rajasthan, at speed of 20 km/hour forced residents to stay indoors on the weekend. The night too remained warm at 26.6 degrees, which was also two degrees above normal.
Morning and evening humidity was 27% and 14% respectively, the local weather bureau said.
According to the weatherman weather conditions will remain the same over the next 24 hours. According to the meteorological department officials, summer is officially at its peak.
“It is scorching,” said a B Com final year student Shaila Masani. “I was supposed to vist my friend today in the afternoon, but deferred my plan due to the scorching heat.”
Meanwhile, the maximum temperature across the state soared with Shajapur recording 44.3 degrees Celsius. Temperature in Shajapur is likely to soar past 45 degrees Celsius in coming days, Met officials said.
The state capital too recorded the hottest day of the season as the mercury touched 43.3 degree Celsius.
On May 5, the city registered 43.1 degree Celsius. The weather department has warned of heat wave conditions in few parts of Ujjain division.
Light rain was also witnessed in few parts of Rewa division. Satna recorded 6 cm of rainfall. The temperature of Gwalior registered a temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius and Jabalpur 41.5 degrees Celsius.
POWER CUTS, WATER CRISIS ADDS TO WOES
Scheduled power cuts and water shortage added to the woes of residents as the city reeled under searing heat.
According to sources, tube wells in several residential areas, especially those located along the Ring road and Bypass, have dried up. Several area MLAs and corporators had to arrange for water tankers after residents approached them on the issue.
MP West Zone Electricity Distribution Co Ltd, which supplies electricity to city, stopped power supply for two to five hours on Sunday to carry out pre-monsoon maintenance of electricity supply lines in north and west areas.