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IMD Clarifies Temperature Sensor Malfunctions Amidst Heatwave in North India

Nagpur: Following reports of record-breaking temperatures, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has clarified inaccuracies due to sensor malfunctions. On May 30, a weather station in Nagpur recorded an unprecedented 56 degrees Celsius. However, the IMD confirmed this was due to a malfunctioning temperature sensor.

“The report of 56 degrees Celsius temperature on May 30 is not correct and not declared officially. The nearby functioning AWS at CICR, Nagpur, recorded a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius,” stated the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Nagpur.

Similarly, a weather station in Delhi recently recorded 52.9 degrees Celsius, purportedly the highest in the city’s history. IMD officials later clarified this reading was due to an “error in sensor or local factor.”

Severe Heatwave Across North India

Despite these errors, North India remains in the grip of a severe heatwave. On Friday, Nagpur recorded a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius.

Reservoir Levels Drop Amidst Heatwave

The intense heat has also impacted water levels across the country. The Central Water Commission (CWC) reports that the water level in 150 main reservoirs has dropped to 23 percent. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, the current live storage is 8.833 billion cubic meters (BCM), or 24 percent of total capacity—down from 28 percent last year but slightly above the normal storage of 23 percent.

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