With the temperatures soaring above normal in March, heatwave has gripped Maharashtra and as per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, it is likely to intensify over the next two days.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, a senior IMD official said, “We have issued a heatwave warning, especially for North-Central Maharashtra and in all 11 districts of Vidharbha region. For next 48 hours the temperature in these areas are likely to remain way above normal.”
IMD said Malegaon, which is a part of North-Central Maharashtra, has recorded highest temperature in Maharashtra as on March 30. Malegaon sizzled at 43.2 degrees Celsius, followed by Jalgaon at 43 degree Celsius.
Bhira, a small village barely 124km from Mumbai, had recorded 46.5 degrees on Monday (March 27), hottest in the country, but the temperature reduced slightly on Thursday (March 30) – 41 degrees Celsius.
According to IMD, the heatwave warning has been issued to Pune, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Nandurbar and Dhule in North-Central Maharashtra and all 11 districts of Vidharbha region.
As the heatwave is spreading in Maharashtra, the state government has also issued advisory to all the collectors. The state has asked all the collectors to make sure that primary health centres are equipped to deal with any kind of emergencies, which is likely to be caused due to heatwave.
With the mercury rising, people are not likely to get the relief any time soon.