The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that some parts of Gwalior, Tikamgarh and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh were hit by intense heat wave on Thursday, while heat wave conditions remained in 14 other districts of the state. The maximum temperature was 43 degree Celsius at some places of the state. Senior meteorologist PK Saha of IMD Bhopal office said that Khandwa, Damoh, Khajuraho and Naugaon recorded maximum temperature of 43 degree Celsius on Thursday. But due to change in wind direction, heat wave conditions in these areas may improve on Friday, he said.
The Regional Meteorological Center at Nagpur said that there is a possibility of heat wave conditions in some areas on Friday, but it has not predicted intense heat wave.
Saha said that the 14 districts where there was an outbreak of heat wave on Thursday include Bhopal, Jabalpur, Guna, Khargone, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Chhindwara, Mandla, Rewa, Satna, Seoni, Sidhi, Umaria and Khajuraho in Chhatarpur district.
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, recorded a maximum temperature of 40.4 degrees Celsius (five degrees above normal) on Thursday, while Indore recorded 38.9 (three degrees above normal), Jabalpur 40.7 (five degrees above normal) and Gwalior 41.8 degrees Celsius. (seven degrees above normal).