Indore: After brief relief, city temp shoots up again

Indore: After a brief spell of rain, thunderstorm and cold winds, temperature is increasing gradually. The day temperature on Saturday shot up to 37.4 degrees Celsius, which had dropped to 33 degrees Celsius a couple of days ago. The night temperature too has increased and touched 21.9 degree-Celsius mark. It was one degree above normal. Officials of meteorological department said temperature will continue to rise in coming days and hot winds blow across the state.

“Change in weather was th e result of two low pressure areas colliding with each other over Rajasthan and western Madhya Pradesh. Now, no such condition prevails and the weather will remain dry and hot,” a met department official said.Meanwhile, doctors have raised an alarm over rise in number of patients suffering from heatstroke, dehydration and other disease s. “Number of patients suffering from dehydration and heatstroke will increase with increase in temperature and their number will rise by 20 per cent in April-May,” said physician Dr Mahendra Kumar Jha.

“Winds blowing from north and north-west direction will take its toll on night temperature and hot winds coming from neighbouring states can push it in coming days,” the weathermen said. The humidity recorded on Saturday morning was 29 per cent and it was 19 per cent in the evening.

Water-borne diseases to rise by 20%
Health department officials said number of patients suffering from water-borne diseases will increase in April and May.“Patien ts with hepatitis, jaundice, typhoid, food poisoning and dehydration will increase at least by 20 per cent in coming days. People should take extra care about water they drink to avoid diseases. It is necessary to drink more water but one should avoid taking open street food,” chief medical and health officer Dr Pravin Jadia said.

Temperature in April
1. Highest maximum temperature: 44.6°C on April 25
2. Lowest minimum temperature: 7.8°C
on April 1
3. Highest monthly
total rainfall: 57.4 mm in 1895
4. Heaviest rainfall in 24 hours: 51.1 mm on April 16, 1895?

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