The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heat wave warning for Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra for the next two days. The heat wave conditions are likely to prevail at isolated places in Vidarbha on Sunday (April 16), while similar conditions could develop in Marathwada on Monday (April 17), an official release issued by the IMD said today. "There is a heat wave in north India, including Saurashtra and Kutch area, rise in temperature is likely to be experienced in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in next 48-hours," V K Rajeev, director of IMD, Mumbai regional centre told PTI. "It is to be noted that the day temperature is soaring but night temperature is still on the lower side. The clear skies are keeping the nights cool and sometimes the temperature dips below the normal," Rajeev said. Meanwhile, Chandrapur recorded a maximum temperature of 45.2 degree celsius today, while the night temperature there stood at 25.2 degree celsius, the release said. Temperatures are recorded early in the morning and in the afternoon for minimum and maximum readings. Ahmednagar recored lowest temperature at 16.6 degree celsius, the IMD data revealed. In Vidarbha, most of the areas reported a temperature of more than 41 degree celsius today with minimum departure (change) of 2.8 degree celsius, but there was some negative departure in its night temperatures. It means the difference between maximum and minimum temperature has widened.
For instance, Nagpur's temperature was 44.5 degree celsius today with a departure of four degree celsius. Same city has 23.5 degree celsius as its minimum temperature with a departure of -0.7 degree celsius. Akola, which has been the hottest city during the current season, reported 44.6 degree celsius with the departure of 3.9 degree celsius. But its night temperature was 23.2 degree celsius with a departure of -1.4 degree celsius, the IMD data stated. In Marathwada, Parbhani was the hottest city with 43.8 degree celsius with a departure of 3.3 degree celsius. Its night temperature was 24.2 degree celsius, which was normal, the IMD data stated. In Mumbai, night temperature reported higher departure than its day temperature, which leads to rise in humidity between the night of April 14 and 15, said the data. The state capital's maximum temperature was 34.8 degree celsius, whereas its night temperature was 28 degree celsius.
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