Mumbai, May 24 -- Nagpur was the hottest location in the state and the second-hottest in India on Saturday as heatwave conditions gripped the city and surrounding areas of the Vidarbha subdivision.

Nagpur's maximum temperature on Saturday was 46.5 degrees Celsius, 3.7 degree Celsius above normal, which is the season's highest maximum temperature so far, the weather bureau said. The second-highest maximum temperature in the state was recorded at Akola at 46 degrees Celsius.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD's) bulletin issued at 9pm, Churu in west Rajasthan was the hottest at 46.6 degrees Celsius.

An orange alert (be prepared) for heatwave conditions has been issued for all districts in Vidarbha till May 27, while a ye...