Aurangabad, May 27 : Residents of Maharashtra, the worst-affected state from Novel Coronavirus were in for another trouble, as the weatherman predicted harsh summers for the state, especially the eight districts of Marathwada region, where the mercury has already reached 45.5 degree Celsius. According to reports from Parbhani and Nanded, the two cities recorded a maximum temperature of 45.5 degrees on Tuesday, highest of this season.
Reports from the rest of the districts in Aurangabad, including Jalna, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Hingoli and Nanded also stated that mercury ranged between 40-45 degrees at many places across the region. The heat is here to stay, as the weatherman has predicted similar weather for the next 72 hours. Almost all districts of Marathwada region were reeling under severe heat wave conditions, while the humidity levels dropped considerably, forcing the people to remain indoors.
At noon, the streets wore a deserted look, while most of the shopkeepers preferred to down their shutters and open their establishments after 1700 hrs, reports said. The region was already under strict curfew, following the nationwide lockdown, imposed to check the spread of COVID-19. Aurangabad district currently houses more than 1300 patients, while 58 have succumbed to the lethal disease. (UNI)