[School going children and students who are appearing in the ongoing Class 10 board exams are worst hit due to the unexpected mercury rise. (File Photo: Skymet Weather)]
Malegaon: Malegaon, Jalgaon, Bhira, Akola and Chandrapur in Maharashtra are among top ten cities in India which are reeling under intense heat wave since last few days.
According to skymetweather.com, Bhira of Maharshtra sizzling at 46.5 degree Celsius is the hottest city in India.
Bhira is followed by Akola which recorded a maximum temperature of 43.8 degrees whereas Malegaon and Chandrapur in Maharashtra, Amreli in Gujarat and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh are all under scorching heat recording a maximum temperature of 43.2 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
Likewise, Bundi and Churu in Rajasthan recorded a maximum temperature of 43.0 degrees while Surendranagar in Gujarat and Jalgaon in Maharashtra recorded 42.8 degree Celsius temperature.
Elsewhere in the country, Varanasi and Agra recorded the highest temperature of 41.4 degrees in Uttar Pradesh. The maximum temperature at Allahabad and Hamirpur also crossed the 40 degrees mark, the MeT said.
The weatherman has predicted hot weather conditions in various parts of the country in the next 24 hours.
In Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema region is reeling under intense heat as day temperatures have gradually started shooting up, crossing the 40-degree Celsius mark in the last few days.
According to the weather office, Anantapuramu, Kadapa and Kurnool in Rayalaseema have been registering temperature of around 40 degree Celsius.
Anantapuramu city recorded a 1.6 degree increase in temperature in the last two days, with todays reading being 41.3 degree Celsius.
Kurnool also recorded 41 degree Celsius, while Kadapa is also inching towards the 40-degree mark.
School going children and students who are appearing in the ongoing Class 10 board exams are worst hit due to the unexpected mercury rise.
While postponing board exams due to intense heat is not feasible, parents demand from school authorities to announce holidays at least for afternoon shift students.
"My son studies in Class 1 afternoon shift. He is feeling uneasy ever since he returned from the school today evening", Swaleha Bi, a parent, said while talking to ummid.com, requesting the school authorities to relieve the students for few days.