MP continues to reel under severe heat

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Bhopal, May 7 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh continued to reel under severe heat but a slight drop in temperature was recorded in several places bringing some respite.

Maximum temperature hovered around 40 degree Celsius at most places. Sidhi was hottest place recording 43 C. Other places recorded between 38-40 C.

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed Jhabua district this morning for about half an hour, while Gwalior and Chambal divisions received light rainfall.

Regional Meteorological Department's spokesperson attributed weather change to troughs created over Gujarat and western Madhya Pradesh. Rains are likely to lash Gwalior, Chambal, Indore and Ujjain divisions in the next 24 hours as a result.

The state capital witnessed passing clouds this afternoon. A high of 39 degree Celsius, two notches below normal, was recorded, whereas a low of 26 C, one mark above normal, was registered.

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