Vidarbha region sizzles at 46 deg C

A woman protects herselfs from the scorching heat in Mumbai. PTI File
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Chandrapur recorded 45 degree Celsius
Temperature in Mumbai hovered between 33 and 34 degree Celsius

The cotton belt of Vidarbha in Maharashtra is sizzling hot since the last few days, affecting normal life by forcing people to stay indoors around noon.

According to data compiled by the Mumbai-based Regional Meteorological Observatory of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Skymet Weather, the weather stations in districts of Vidarbha region have recorded maximum temperatures between 43 and 46 degree Celsius.

The highest temperature was at Chandrapur, where the IMD recorded 45 degree Celsius and Skymet recorded 46.4 degree Celsius.

The temperature was around 45 degree Celsius around the forested area of Brahmapuri along the Chandrapur-Gadchiroli border.

The temperature at Nagpur, the winter capital of Maharashtra, has hovered around 44 degree Celsius since Friday.

Akola and Wardha recorded 45 degree Celsius each, while Yavatmal and Amravati recorded 44 degree Celsius. Buldhana recorded 43 degree Celsius.

In Mumbai, the temperature hovered between 33 and 34 degree Celsius.

Jalgaon and Malegaon near Nashik recorded 44 degree Celsius each.

Aurangabad, the divisional headquarters of Marathwada region, recorded around 42 degree Celsius while Parbhani recorded 44 degree Celsius.

“Maximum temperature is likely to be similar in the next two days,” the IMD stated.

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