MP reels under heatwave; Bhopal records highest temp in 63 yrs
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 00:27
Bhopal: The city today recorded a temperature of 46 degree Celsius, the highest in 63 years, as Madhya Pradesh continued to reel under heatwave conditions.

Before this, the mercury had touched 45.6 degrees in Bhopal on May 22, 1947, the Met department officials said.

The maximum temperature shot up to 46 degrees at 2.45 pm, while the minimum stood at 31.5 degrees in the state capital, they said.

Some parts in Gwalior and Khajuraho experienced light showers in the evening, the officials said.

The maximum temperature in the state, 47.6 degrees Celsius, was recorded in Guna and Gwalior, they said and clarified that the maximum temperature at Morena was a little over 45 degrees Celsius and not 49.2 as reported earlier.

"After our office was flooded with reports that the maximum temperature has touched 49.2 degree Celsius in Morena we cross checked with our Pune office, which put out the corrected figure," the officials said.

The mercury climbed to 47.1 degrees Celsius in Hoshangabad, while Rajgarh and Shajapur districts recorded 47 degrees respectively. High temperatures were also recorded in Narsinghpur (46.6), Rewa and Satna (46 each).

Heatwave conditions are likely to continue in the state for the next two days, they added.


First Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 00:27

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