IMD Forecasts Heat Waves In Summer, These States To Witness Above Normal Temperature
Most parts of India are expected to witness the scorching summers after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted the initial summer forecast for March-May on Monday. It said that the day temperatures are likely to be above normal in north, northeast, parts of east and west India. However, the people in the south and the adjoining central India are likely to experience drop in the normal temperatures.
The IMD said it will release the second summer forecast for April to June in April.
IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said over the Indo-Gangetic plains -- from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, east UP, west UP, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand to Odisha -- the temperature is expected to be above normal by more than 0.5 degree Celsius during March to May.
There is a probability forecast for above maximum temperatures in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Gujarat, coastal Maharashtra, Goa and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
"During the upcoming hot weather season (March to May), above normal seasonal maximum (day) temperatures are likely over most of the subdivisions of north, northwest and northeast India, few subdivisions from eastern and western parts of central India and few coastal subdivisions of north peninsular India," the forecast said.
There is a high probability with more than 75 per cent of above normal temperature over Chhattisgarh and Odisha where mercury will be above normal.