IMD issues heat wave warning

Nagpur : With mercury soaring to 42.5 degree Celsius again in Nagpur, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued heat wave warning between April 26 to April 28 in the city and nearby areas. The maximum temperature has increased by three notches in the last 72 hours and is likely to move upwards in the days to come as well.

According to met officials, weather will remain dry and mercury is set to increase by a few notches in the next few days. Heat wave warning has been issued for Nagpur, Wardha, Chandrapur and Akola. Summer has begun to show its mark in the Orange City and heat wave in the coming three days is likely to make city hotter.

A few days back, Nagpur touched 44.1 degree Celsius while Chandrapur emerged hottest place in the region with 45.1 degree Celsius. However, a spell of untimely rains and thunderstorm brought some relief from the blistering heat. Over the last few days the mercury was hovering below 40 degree Celsius mark. But, in the last three days it has moved upward once again, making days hotter and uncomfortable. Met officials said the western disturbance which was causing rains in the city has weakened. As a result, the temperature is increasing in the city. The next few days are likely to be more uncomfortable.

Meanwhile, number of patients in the isolation ward of the government hospitals, set up for the heat stroke patients, has increased over the last 72 hours. Cases of patients suffering from cold and cough too have increased in the city due to sudden rise in the mercury after rains.

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