The record breaking streak of temperatures in Nagpur continued in the city on Tuesday, with the maximum temperature touching 47.8° Celsius . This is the season’s highest temperature as yet, and equals the all-time high recorded in the city on May 26,1954. However, Chandrapur again recorded the highest temperature of the region at 48.2°C.
The heatwave conditions prevalent in the region will continue for 24 more hours before the mercury takes a slight dip on Thursday, according to the regional met department.
The border areas of Rajasthan are reeling under intense heat wave conditions. Mercury level in some places has reached even 52 degrees Celsius, said BSF sources. The temperature measuring equipment at border posts have recorded above 50 degrees Celsius in most places and one could easily ascertain how BSF jawans are working in extremely tough conditions.
The temperature at Langtala area and other border posts at 1 pm was 50.3 degrees, 51.5 degrees at 1.30 pm and 51.9 degrees at 2 pm. Similarly, at Kishangarh Bulge & Shahgarh Bulge areas, the temperature was 52 degrees at 2.30 pm, which was really unbearable.