Shivpuri records temp above 40°C

  • Hot winds expected in over 10 districts

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Over the past three days, Madhya Pradesh has experienced varied weather patterns due to the influence of a cyclonic circulation, trough, and western disturbance. However, the heat has surged again. On Monday, the daytime temperature soared to 41 degrees Celsius in Shivpuri. Similarly, Ratlam, Khandwa, and Narmadapuram also witnessed sweltering conditions. Two western disturbances are anticipated to become active in the first week of April, albeit with less impact on the state.

As per the Meteorological Department, two western disturbances will become active in North India on the nights of April 2 and April 5. Madhya Pradesh might experience their minor effects after a span of two to three days, leading to possible cloudiness in certain districts. Nevertheless, there will be no respite from the heat, with both daytime and nighttime temperatures remaining high.

Bhopal sizzles at 38 degrees

In terms of major cities, temperatures stood close to 38 degrees mark at 37.7 degrees Celsius in Bhopal, 36.6 degrees in Indore, 37.5 degrees in Gwalior, 37.9 degrees in Jabalpur, and 36.5 degrees in Ujjain.

IMD Bhopal’s scientist Abhijeet Chakraborty stated that many districts in the state are likely to be affected by heat waves, with hot winds expected in Guna, Shivpuri, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Ashoknagar, Jabalpur, Mandla, and Balaghat over the next 1-2 days. Several districts experienced heat wave conditions on Sunday as well.

Furthermore, the Meteorological Department forecasts hotter nights in Jabalpur, Narmadapuram, Umaria, and Balaghat, with nighttime temperatures expected to range between 23 to 25 degrees Celsius. This will be followed by a further escalation in heat.

Notably, Shivpuri saw its daytime temperature cross the 40-degree mark for the first time on Sunday.

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