Prithvipur records 48.7 degree Celsius, max in the State

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Prithvipur records 48.7 degree Celsius, max in the State

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 | Staff Reporter | BHOPAL

Prithvipur in Niwari recorded 48.7 degree celsius which is near to Delhi's day temperature of 48.8 degree celsius in the season.

Nine regions recorded day temperature at 47 degree celsius on Tuesday while Bhopal recorded 45.1 degree celsius which was the highest of the season.

There are more than 20 regions which recorded over 45 degree celsius in the day.

Unbearable hot weather conditions are prevailing in the state; two deaths in the state capital are suspected to be caused due to heat-stroke.

On the fourth day of Nautapa, the temperature was recorded at 45.1 degrees. This was the fifth highest in the last 10 years. Before this, the sun was intense in the morning. The mercury crossed 33 degrees at 8:30 in the morning. After just 3 hours the temperature increased by 7 degrees to 40 degrees.

The temperature has increased at 12 noon and it is beyond 41 degrees. It reached 43.6 degrees at 2.30 pm. After this the temperature increased further and it reached 45.1 degrees. The Meteorological Department had issued an orange alert for a heat wave on Tuesday. Hot winds also continued to blow during the day.

The Met department has issued red alert which means intense heat wave conditions in  Guna, Tikamgarh districts while heat waves and hot nights would be witnessed  in Sehore, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Ditya, Bhind, Morena, Prapurkalan, Damoh, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Niwari districts.

The overall record of heat is on 21 May 2016. For the first time on this day, the temperature record reached 46.7 degrees, while for the second time on May 26, 2024, the temperature was 45.4 degrees. At the same time, the mercury stood at 44.8 degrees on Monday, but hot winds continued till late night.

After 4 days, the electricity department is starting maintenance work again from Wednesday. For which time has been fixed till 12 noon. That means after this the maintenance work will be stopped. In fact, in view of the intense heat, the department had stopped the maintenance work from May 25 to 28.

A period of extreme heat is going on in the city. In the two cases of death the first case is of 36-year-old Ajay Pradhan. He was sitting in a Municipal Corporation vehicle at 3 pm on Monday afternoon when he suddenly became unconscious. Foam started oozing out of his mouth and when he was rushed to the hospital, the doctors declared him dead.

In the second case, 57-year-old Dhirendra Kumar was going from Lalghati to his home Ashoka Garden on Monday afternoon. Then Bajariya sat on a footpath near the station road. Within some time he fell unconscious. When he was taken to the hospital, the doctors declared him dead. Postmortem of both the bodies was conducted on Tuesday. The exact cause of death will be known when the PM report comes.

Dr Abhishek Singhai, Associate Professor in the Department of AIIMS Medicine, says that generally the symptoms of heat stroke include nausea or nervousness.

In severe conditions, foaming comes out of the mouth along with shock.

On Tuesday, the fourth day of Nautapa, the temperature was recorded at 43.6 degrees Celsius at 2.30 pm. This is lower than the temperature of 44 degrees Celsius recorded at the same time (2.30 pm) on Monday. At the same time, Sunday, the second day of Nautapa, had the highest temperature compared to all four days. On this day, a temperature of 44.8 degrees was recorded at 2.30 pm. On the other hand, on the first day at the same time i.e. at 2.30 pm the temperature was 42 degrees Celsius. Which is less than four days.

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