Most parts of Madhya Pradesh are reeling under heatwave like conditions with hot winds blowing into central India because of a high pressure area built over Gujarat.
The state capital Bhopal has broken a 10-year record of March temperature by recording a maximum of 40.7 centigrade on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Bhopal recorded a high of 40 degrees and according to the meteorological department the maximum March temperature of 40.7 degrees recorded in 1996 could be touched.
Khajuraho has recorded a high of 42 degrees while a maximum temperature of 43 degrees was recorded in Khargone on Monday. On Wednesday, Khargone recorded a high of 42 degrees.
Gwalior on Wednesday recorded a high of 41 degrees while in Ujjain a high of 39 degrees was recorded. In Indore, a maximum temperature of 40 degrees was recorded on Wednesday while Orcha recorded a maximum of 41 degrees.
Even in Pachmarhi, the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh - there was no respite from the heatwave as maximum temperature of 35 degrees was recorded on Wednesday.
Talking to India Today, TP Singh, weather scientist in Bhopal, said, "The heatwave conditions are likely to persist for the next two to three days."