Updated on April 21, at 11:37 am: Heatwave to prevail in Maharashtra; irrigate summer crops in morning
Currently, a trough is seen extending from Bihar to Karnataka across Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha.
Hot day conditions may prevail at isolated parts of Vidarbha. Temperatures were also recoded above 40 degrees. Meanwhile, minimum temperatures were seen above normal by 5 degrees.
At present, Chandrapur in Maharashtra is the hottest city in India with a maximum temperature of 45.9°C. However, chances of sun stroke and heatwave conditions, over the area are possible. People must avoid moving during mid-day conditions and try to remain indoors.
Mumbai is also expected to remain hot and humid.
Updated on April 20, at 12:35 am: Heatwave to prevail in Maharashtra; irrigate summer crops in morning
Heatwave conditions continue to tighten its grip over parts of Maharashtra. In fact, the temperatures had been witnessing a soaring trend over most districts of the state for the last many days.
The temperatures in most parts of Vidarbha have been clocking 44 degrees Celsius. In fact, Chandrapur continues to reel under heatwave conditions the second consecutive day with the day temperatures settling at 45.3ºC. On April 18 also, the city has witnessed the daytime high at 44.6 degrees Celsius.
The weather of Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra are also witnessing soaring mercury levels though the temperatures are comparatively on the lower side.