Mercury touches 41.2degrees Celsius
   Date :03-Apr-2024

Mercury touches 41.2 
Staff Reporter
Increasing maximum temperature raised discomfort for citizens on Tuesday as city witnessed highest maximum temperature of the season once again with 41.2 degrees Celsius. Due to scorching summer heat, the roads wore a deserted look during afternoon on Tuesday and most of the people preferred to stay indoors, avoiding the heat. Despite high mercury, traffic cops were on duty and controlled traffic in many areas of the city. In the past 3-4 days, cloudy weather covered the city skies, which reduced the day temperature. But on Tuesday, the weather was clear and dry due to which the maximum temperature touched the highest mark of the season thus far.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that maximum and minimum temperatures both would remain on higher side in coming days due to clear sky and dry weather. Heat wave and warm nights will also prevail in the next week which will increase discomfort among people during night time also. On Tuesday, Bramhapuri recorded the highest maximum temperature in Vidarbha with 42.3 degrees Celsius. Other parts of Vidarbha like, Akola (41.8 degrees Celsius), Chandrapur (41.2 degrees Celsius), Wardha (41.5 degrees Celsius), Washim (41.4 degrees Celsius), and Yavatmal (41.2 degrees Celsius) recorded the maximum temperature above 41 degrees mark. Amravati and Gadchiroli witnessed the maximum temperature above 40 degrees whereas Buldhana and Gondia were below 40 degrees on Tuesday.
Nagpur Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Dr Abhijit Chaudhari has been frequently conducting heat action review meeting with officials to avoid any untoward incident during summers. Dr Chaudhari instructed officials to keep city gardens open during afternoon for citizens. He also instructed city hospitals to keep sufficient beds for sun stroke cases and also to keep medicines available. Maharajbag Zoo management installed coolers in all animal enclosures to keep the animals cool during summer season.