The Vidarbha region of Maharashtra continued to sweat it out with almost all its districts recording a maximum temperature of above 42 degrees Celsius.
Heat wave conditions persisted in the region and according to the regional Meteorological department, it would worsen in the coming days. The Met office also alerted that this tiSWme was going to be a lot more difficult than the heat wave in 2015, in which several people lost their lives to heat-related health conditions.
On Friday, the Met department recorded 44 degrees Celsius in Nagpur, the state’s second capital, and similar temperatures in Akola and neighbouring Wardha district. In Amravati, the temperature was a notch lower at 43 degrees Celsius.
On Wednesday, Nagpur recorded a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, whereas it was 43.3 degrees on Thursday. The regional meteorological department has issued a warning about the heat wave in advance. It stated that the temperature of the city will touch new records this year.
The Met department added that the heat wave would continue sweeping through the region over the next few days. In view of the current trend, it could be said that in the next few days, Nagpur will face worse conditions, said a senior official from the regional meteorological department.
The department said that there was a possibility that Nagpur would hit the 45 degrees in the month of April itself.
The district administration has warned the citizens to prepare for a harsh summer this year.
TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY
Nagpur: 44 degrees Celsius
Akola : 44 degrees Celsius
Wardha: 44 degrees Celsius
Amravati: 43 degrees Celsius