Heatwave conditions continued in Madhya Pradesh Monday with Naugaon town recording the highest temperature of 49 degree Celsius, which is 7 degree Celsius above normal, an India Meteorological Department official said. Khajuraho recorded a maximum temperature of 48.4 degree Celsius, Gwalior 47.8, Damoh 47.2 and Satna 47.1, he said, adding that Rewa, Sagar, Raisen, Rajgarh, Shajapur and Guna cities also saw temperatures hovering around the 46 degree Celsius mark.
The IMD official said state capital Bhopal recorded a temperature of 45 degree Celsius as did Mandla, Umaria, Sidhi and Tikamgarh. Indore, the state's biggest city, recorded 42.4 degree Celsius, he added.
Scientist SK Dey of the meteorological department said the current heatwave conditions were being caused by dry winds coming from neighbouring Rajasthan. Severe heatwave conditions will persist over pockets of Bundelkhand and Gwalior-Chambal regions, Dey informed.
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