- All 15 cities listed as the world’s warmest on 26th April by the El Dorado weather website were from central India.
- The highest temperature was recorded in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone, where the maximum temperature rose to 46.6 degree Celsius. The second-highest temperature was recorded in Akola, located in Maharashtra’s Vidhabra.
- Nine of the 15 hottest cities were located in Maharashtra, 6 of them in the Vidarbha region. This was followed by three towns in Madhya Pradesh, two from Uttar Pradesh and one from Telangana.
- The India Meteorological Department has issued a severe heatwave warning for the next five days in districts across Vidarbha region. A heat wave is a period of abnormally high temperatures-more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during the summer season.
- Heat wave is considered if maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 40°C or more for Plains, 37°C or more for coastal stations and at least 30°C or more for Hilly regions.
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