Nandurbar in Maharashtra recorded its highest temperatures of 43 degrees to become the hottest city in India as temperatures soared on Sunday. Bhopal from Madhya Pradesh in central India was recorded the second hottest with 40 degrees Celsius.
Last weekend a few parts of country’s western state of Maharashtra remained hot and dry. The mercury level rose about 43 degrees.
The central parts of Maharashtra also experienced warmer nights with just 5 degrees loss in temperature. Schools in Bhira in Raigarh districts were forced to alter their working hours in advance. There are four schools in the area located in Bhira and Patnoos villages in the locality. The schools will run from 7 am to 11.30 am after March 15.
Bhira was recorded the hottest city last week. The town was influenced by heat waves that hit Saurashtra and parts of Konkan.
The rise in temperature has affected the locals.
In the latest forecast, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) hinted a hotter summer this year.
An official from the IMD, Pune said,” The clear sky prevailing in the region has resulted in increased temperatures. Additionally, at present, there are no weather systems over Maharashtra that could have otherwise interfered and kept the temperatures in check.”
A senior member of Gram Panchayat, in charge of issuing advisories, said,” This year, the heat was being already felt and we decided to issue special advisories to local residents and schools, in particular, to take precautions.”
The Zila Parishad schools in Pune district took a similar step where the move will be implemented from Monday.