Jalgaon district, Vidarbha region in grip of heat wave

Published: Friday, May 2, 2008, 20:37 [IST]

Jalgaon, May 2 (UNI) Most parts of Vidarbha region and the North Maharashtra district of Jalgaon continued to be in the grip of a heat wave, with Bhusawal town bearing the brunt of the scorching heat conditions as the maximum temperature was 44 degrees, the highest in the state.

Yesterday, the town in Jalgaon district was the hottest place in the country with the mercury shooting up to 46 degrees celsius.

Jalgaon city continued to sizzle with a maximum temperature of 43 degrees. A total of four deaths due to sun-stroke have been reported from the region so far, official sources said.

Nagpur recorded the highest maximum temperature in Vidarbha region at 43.1 degrees celsius, the local Meteorological Office said.

The Met Office said the maximum temperatures recorded at other places in Vidarbha today were as follows (in degrees Celsius): Gondia 39.1, Wardha 41.5, Akola 41.0, Amravati 40.0, Yavatmal 41.2 and Washim 40.0.

Nagpur had registered a maximum temperature of 45.1 degrees celsius yesterday, the weatherman added.

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