Nagpur 56 Degrees Celsius! Met Department Clarifies

Nagpur 56 Degrees Celsius! Met Department Clarifies

Nagpur 56 Degrees Celsius! Met Department Clarifies

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A weather station in Nagpur reported a temperature of 56 degrees Celsius on Thursday. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has since clarified that this reading was the result of a sensor malfunction. 

In a statement, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Nagpur explained that the extreme temperature reading was inaccurate. “The report of 56 degrees Celsius temperature on May 30 is not correct and not declared officially. The nearby functioning AWS is at CICR, Nagpur and the maximum temperature on May 30 was at 44 degrees Celsius,” the statement read.

This incident is not isolated; a similar situation occurred in Delhi, where a weather station recorded a temperature of 52.9 degrees Celsius. IMD officials later clarified that this record-breaking temperature was due to an “error in sensor or local factor.”

The entire North India region is currently experiencing a severe heatwave. On Friday, Nagpur recorded a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius.

Compounding the heatwave concerns, the Central Water Commission (CWC) reported that the water level in the country’s 150 main reservoirs has dropped to 23 percent. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, the current live storage is at 8.833 billion cubic meters (BCM), which is 24 percent of the total capacity. This marks a decrease from last year’s 28 percent but is an improvement over the normal storage of 23 percent.