The Hitavada Team
Vidarbha is reeling under intense heat wave. Most of the districts are facing rise in mercury levels. Among them, Brahmapuri and Chandrapur were the top two in the list of hottest cities in the world with maximum temperature above 45 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Akola was the third hottest city in the world.
Brahmapuri was the hottest place in the world with maximum temperature at 45.3 degrees Celsius. It was followed by Chandrapur at second spot with maximum temperature at 45.2 degrees Celsius. Akola was the third hottest place in the world with maximum temperature at 44.9 degrees Celsius. Interestingly, world chart for maximum temperature showed Amravati at 10th place in the list of hottest cities, with maximum temperature at 44.2 degrees Celsius. Wardha also recorded the same maximum temperature and made it to the list of hottest places in the world.
Fortunately, Nagpur did not figure in that list of top 15 hottest places in the world. Though Nagpur recorded a higher maximum temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius, it was relatively lesser than that for Brahmapuri, Chandrapur, and Akola. Also, Nagpur’s maximum temperature on Wednesday was lower than that recorded in the city in the past few days. Still, it was 2.4 degrees Celsius above normal. The minimum temperature in Nagpur, however, rose to 28.4 degrees Celsius. It indicated upward departure by 2.9 degrees Celsius as compared to minimum temperature on Tuesday. The minimum temperature was 4.1 degrees above normal in Nagpur on Wednesday.
With rising mercury, the roadside shops of sugarcane juice, lemon juice, ice-cream shops, soft drinks vendors are making a brisk business in Nagpur and elsewhere across Vidarbha region. Coolers and air-conditioners are on for most of the time.
Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places in Nagpur, Wardha, Bhandara, Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Buldana, and Washim districts on Thursday. Similar is the prediction for Friday in case of Nagpur, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal, and Washim