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Heat wave subsides in Maharashtra, Chandrapur hottest at 43.8 degrees

Many places in Maharashtra recorded a “negligible” rise in temperature, bringing relief to people experiencing scorching mercury for the last few days.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2017 22:11 IST
PTI, Mumbai
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A man drinks water as he walks by the Arabian sea in Mumbai in scorching heat.(AP)

The heat wave in Maharashtra has subsided, with many places in the state on Sunday recording a “negligible” rise in temperature, bringing relief to people experiencing scorching mercury for the last few days.

“As predicted, the heat wave in Maharashtra has subsided with most of the regions reporting a minor rise in the day and night temperature,” the Meteorological department said in a release.

Though Chandrapur in east Maharashtra remained hottest at 43.8 degrees Celsius, temperature in many parts rose between 1-2 degrees Celsius, which is negligible, it said.

Temperature of 35.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Nashik in north Maharashtra -- which was 1.3 degrees Celsius below normal.

The minimum temperature in Aurangabad, located in Marathwada region, rose by 5 degrees Celsius, which is the highest such increase in the state.

Aurangabad recorded a minimum temperature of 25.4 degrees Celsius and maximum of 39.2 degrees Celsius -- a departure (change) of 1.6 degrees Celsius, it stated.

VK Rajeev, India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) director for Mumbai, told PTI that the overall drop in minimum temperature was the main reason behind the relief.

The IMD said the change in the direction of northerly winds avoided further escalation of temperature. It predicted that the temperature is expected to subside, as warm winds were not coming towards Maharashtra.

First Published: Apr 02, 2017 22:09 IST