Malegaon (Maharashtra): Sizzling at 44.6 degree Celsius, Malegaon - the textile city in North Maharashtra, has been the hottest city in the state this summer again. The city has been under intense heat with mercury at an alarmingly high level in the last few years.
“The Maximum temperature in Malegaon was recorded as 44.6 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 25.6 degree Celsius on Wednesday”, local Meteorological Department said.
“Malegaon is continuously under intense heat for the last few days. Last Friday the maximum temperature was 44.8 degree Celsius, Saturday the maximum temperature was 44.2 degrees and Wednesday was again 44.6 degree Celsius”, the official said.
Though the wedding season is underway yet streets are giving a deserted look during most parts of the day. “Heat waves start as early as 10 in the morning and continue till almost the sunset”, locals said.
“There is no chance to go out unless something is very urgent”, they said.
“Hardly any customer is seen during the day time. Business picks up only after sunset”, a shopkeeper said.
Mercury also went up in the neighboring Ahmednagar where the maximum temperature on Wednesday was 43.8 degree Celsius.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Monday warned of the heat wave conditions in roughly 25% of places in Central Maharashtra. IMD has predicted that the day temperature will remain high for the next few days.
Besides North Central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha, heat wave warning has also been issued by IMD in West Rajasthan, East Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh for the next 05 days.
Intense heat wave conditions are already prevailed in various parts of Rajasthan including Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Kota divisions. According to MeT officials, Jaisalmer was the hottest place in the state with 46.5 degree Celsius, followed by Churu with 46.4 and Bikaner with 46.2 degree Celsius.
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