The Bhopal district collector has ordered closure of all government and private schools till class eight with immediate effect as the meteorological department predicted heat wave conditions across the state in the next 24 hours.
Schools running classes from standard nine to standard 12 have also been ordered to shut down before 11 am. The district collector has also asked schools to ensure all exams are over before 11 am.
The meteorological department has predicted an acute heat wave across Gwalior and Shivpuri districts in the next 24 hours.
Heat wave conditions in the next 24 hours have also been predicted in Sagar, Indore, Ujjain, Chambal, Mandla, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Rajgarh and the rest of the Gwalior division.
According to a met department communique hot and dry winds ranging from 14 to 16 km per hours would be blowing across the state within the next 24 hours.
Temperature in Gwalior touched a high of 45 degrees on Monday, and was hovering around the 42-degree mark at noon on Tuesday. In Bhopal, a high of 41 degrees was recorded till noon while Indore was slightly better, recording a high of 40 degrees.
Shivpuri also recorded a high of 41 degrees, while Hoshangabad recorded a high of 43 degrees.
Khargone Mandla and Vidisha recorded a high of 42 degrees, while Sagar recorded a high of 41 degrees till noon on Tuesday.