Rains bring respite from sweltering heat for Nagpurians

Radhika Dhawad | Jun 1, 2019 19:05

NAGPUR: Unexpected rains and thunderstorm lashed the city on Saturday evening, bringing much-needed respite for Nagpurians from the unbearable heat that was prevailing since months. The heavy wind and rains brought down the temperature by several degrees.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature registered in the city on Saturday was 44 °C, which was slightly lesser than the usual maximum temperature that was prevailing since past few days.

However, in the past few days, extreme heat wave had once again gripped the orange city with a maximum temperature of over 47.5°C. So much so that the intense heat wave had claimed the lives of 10 people in Nagpur within 48 hours (Monday to Wednesday).

On Tuesday, Chandrapur (47.8°C) and Nagpur (47.5°C) became the hottest and the third hottest city in the world respectively according to several reports.

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