The mercury touched 43.6° Celsius, Monday, in Ahmedabad. It was 1.7 degrees warmer than usual. At 27.5 degrees, the minimum temperature was close to typical.
Temperatures are expected to drop somewhat on Tuesday, with the maximum hovering around 42°C, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). “No significant change in maximum temperatures is very likely over the region over the next 5 days,” the forecast added.
Heatwave conditions are still likely to prevail at isolated pockets in the districts of north Gujarat region, namely Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Patan and Mehsana; and in the districts of Saurashtra, namely Surendranagar, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Botad and Kutch.
As per the advisory issued by the weather department, all the district collectors have been asked to be on alert on heat-related cases. The state government is continuously monitoring the weather situation, the notice added.