Zee Media Bureau
Ranchi: Jharkhand is in the grip of intense heat wave with several districts recording between up to 45 degrees Celsius on Friday while Chandrapur in Vidarbha recorded a maximum temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius.
Jharkhand`s Garwha, which sizzled at 46 degree Celsius yesterday, registered a high of 45 degrees C while steel cities Jamshedpur and Bokaro recorded a maximum of 43.2 and 42 degree C respectively, according to MeT office sources.
Temperatures also soared in Latehar (43), Palamau (43.3), Pakur (43), Dhanbad (43), Kodarma (42), Dumka (42), Lohardaga (41), Gumla (41), Hazaribagh (41), Khunti (39) and Ranchi (39.9), they said.
"Jharkhand is witnessing heat wave for the last two/three days with temperatures being recorded between 40 and 45 degree C," senior scientist with the Birsa Agriculture University A Wadood said here.
"There could be a respite from the heat wave on May 25, 26 and 27 as a low pressure is forming in the Bay of Bengal. There could be some rains, bringing down temperatures in North Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal," he added.
In comparison with previous seasons, Jharkhand is witnessing a delayed heat wave, picking up in April-end, but it reduced in May first week following light rains before rising again now, he said.
Chandrapur city hottest in Vidarbha at 45.6 deg C
Nagpur, May 23 (PTI) Chandrapur today recorded a maximum temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius, the highest in Vidarbha, as the region reeled under heatwave conditions.
Wardha recoded the second highest temperature in the eastern Maharashtra region at 45.4 degrees Celsius, the MeT department said here.
Nagpur, the second capital of the state, recorded 44.5 degrees Celsius.
Following were maximum temperatures in other important places in Vidarbha: Akola 43.3 degrees Celsius, Amravat 43.4, Bramhapuri 45.2, Buldana 40.4, Gondia 43.3, Washim 42 and Yavatmal 42.6.
(With PTI Inputs)