BHOPAL: The residents reeled under searing heat in the state as the temperatures shot up along with humidity level on Saturday night and Sunday. The day temperature remained above normal at most places in state on Sunday.
Senior meteorological department officer GD Mishra said a system formed over Bay of Bengal is sending moisture to Madhya Pradesh. “High humidity level has restricted temperature from falling. It will continue for next four days after which temperatures will begin to fall,” he added.
On Sunday, Bhopal reported maximum temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius, which was 2.8 degrees above normal while minimum temperature at 23.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday was 5.7 degrees above normal. Indore recorded a maximum temperature of 33.9 degrees Celsius, which was 1.3 degrees above normal. It recorded a minimum temperature of 22.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday, which was 5.6 degrees above normal.
The other cities where minimum temperature remained above normal on Saturday include Rajgarh (9.1 degrees Celsius), Shajapur (8.6 degrees Celsius), Guna (7.1 degrees Celsius), Tikamgarh (7.7 degrees Celsius), Chhindwara (6.3 degrees Celsius), Hoshangabad (6.5 degree Celsius). Umaria was only place where night temperature at 5.6 degrees Celsius was below normal.