Heat waves continues to sweep Malwa-Nimar; western MP faces water shortage

With the summer season at its peak, the heat wave continues to sweep Malwa-Nimar region of western Madhya Pradesh as temperature in many districts including Shajapur, Burhanpur, Ratlam crossed the 44 degree Celsius mark on Sunday.
Updated on May 31, 2015 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Indore

With the summer season at its peak, the heat wave continues to sweep Malwa-Nimar region of western Madhya Pradesh as temperature in many districts including Shajapur, Burhanpur, Ratlam crossed the 44 degree Celsius mark on Sunday.

Shajapur district recorded a highest temperature of 45.3 degrees Celsius followed by Burhanpur at 45 degree Celsius.

While in Indore, the maximum temperature rose to 42.2°C - two degrees above normal - the minimum temperature remained at 26.9 degrees Celsius - two degrees above normal.

Humidity on Sunday in the city remained at 20 per cent.

Other parts of the region also sweltered under the scorching summer. In Burhanpur, 31 diarrhoea patients were admitted at the district hospital.

Roads in Indore wore a deserted look with people preferring to stay indoors to evade the blazing sun.

The scorching sun was expected to bring down humidity, enhancing the intensity of heat under a mainly cloudless sky.

According to the weatherman, hot weather conditions will prevail for the next 24 hours.


Barwani district recorded a maximum temperature of 44 degree Celsius, while minimum was at 28 degree Celsius.

Though the district witnessed cloudy weather, there was no respite from the heat wave.

Cloud cover in the first half of the day provided some relief but the humid condition made things worse.

Mercury levels in Barwani have been hovering around the mid-40s, which is normal for this time of the year.

Being one of the hottest place in the state, temperature had shot up to 48 degree Celsius many times in past three decades.


At Ratlam, the day temperature was recorded at 44.4 degree Celsius.

With the district reeling under scorching summer many parts are facing water scarcity. In most of the areas under Ratlam Municipal Corporation (RMC), water is supplied on every alternate day.

But in certain areas, the condition has gone from bad to worse. Taking a dig at RMC, people alleged that there is enough water in Saroj Sagar Dam for the city but RMC mismanagement is making life difficult for the people during this summer season.


At Khandwa, sparsely cloudy weather brought some relief to the people as day maximum temperature was recorded 42 degree Celsius on Sunday.

Day humidity in the town remained at around 15 percent.

With temperatures static between 42 and 43 degrees Celsius for past few weeks, most of the parts of Khandwa town and its adjoining areas are facing a drinking water problem.

Water is being supplied once in two or three days in most areas of Khandwa city. In the afternoon the main markets of the city wore a dessert look with few peoples on the roads.


As the mercury touched the 43.1 degrees Celsius mark on Sunday at Dewas, the town faced an acute water shortage.

The water level went down below 450 feet. Dewas recorded a minimum temperature of 28.7 degrees celsius. The forest department has decided to construct artificial reservoirs for animals during the summer.

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