BHOPAL: The second-day of Nautapa was a scorcher for the entire state, and the third day is going to be worse. There’s a heat wave warning in large parts of MP, including Bhopal division, and Jabalpur, Khandwa and Khargone districts.
The temperature in most of MP hovered around the 45-degree mark and hot winds swept through Bhopal and other areas.
There’s a red alert in Chambal region and Gwalior and Chhatarpur districts, and loo warning in 17 districts.
Day temperature in Bhopal was 44 degrees Celsius – three degrees above normal – and there was no respite at night either, when the mercury hovered at 27 degrees. By 8am on Tuesday, it was already unbearably hot.
Hot winds aggravate summer scorcher
Wednesday may be even hotter in Bhopal as the temperature is expected to rise to 45 degrees Celsius. Hot winds will sweep through the city at 24kmph.
And no relief is foreseen in the coming days. Nautapa is living up to its name. Met officials of Bhopal circle said hot dry winds are blowing into the state, raising the temperature.
Khajuraho, Khargone, Rewa, Gwalior and Naogaon were the hottest places in the state, baking in 46-degree scorcher.
There was a heat wave in Chhatarpur, Gwalior , Rewa, Sidhi, Khargone, Satna, Damoh and Tikamgarh districts. The same areas will face a second day of heat wave, along with Bhopal, Panna, Sagar, Umaria, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Narsinghpur, Shajapur, Khandwa, Guna, Datia, Shivpuri and Ashok Nagar.