Nagpur: The torment continues. The mercury in Nagpur showed a rising trend with the city sizzling with hottest place 41.5 degrees Celsius temperature. Chandrapur, infamous for its torturing summer, was on Tuesday the third hottest place in the world with 43.4 degrees Celsius. Following the same trend, Akola was another city of Vidarbha which was placed seventh in the list of hottest places in the world with 43.1 degrees Celsius.
The Weather Man had predicted an increase in temperature in the last week of March due to a change in wind pattern. The increasing temperature was reported all over Vidarbha in the last couple of days. Nagpur, on Monday also recorded the maximum temperature of the season and again on Tuesday it crossed the highest mark.
As per the IMD prediction, on Tuesday, Nagpur, Akola and Buldhana were under heat wave conditions. Similar heat wave conditions will prevail over Nagpur, Akola, Amravati, Buldhana and Yavatmal districts of Vidarbha on March 30 and 31 too. The heat wave will continue further on April 1 and 2 also at Akola and Buldhana districts.
On Tuesday, Amravati, Buldhana, Bramhapuri, Gondia, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal recorded the maximum temperature above 40 degrees Celsius whereas Gadchiroli recorded the lowest maximum temperature with 39.6 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature of all over Vidarbha was recorded above 20 degree mark except Nagpur and Gondia on Tuesday. The temperature will increase in the first week of April and it is likely to touch the 44 degrees Celsius mark till April 5, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.