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IMD predicts heat waves in these states from April, check list

Climate change crisis: 2023 on track to become warmest year on record

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on April 1, 2023, said that most regions of India are expected to experience higher than usual maximum temperatures between April and June of that year.

However, some areas of the southern Indian peninsula and north-western India are expected to see normal or below-average temperatures.

The IMD also stated that, except for some areas in the northeast and northwest India and some isolated spots in the peninsular region, most parts of India are likely to see minimum temperatures normal or above normal.

Specifically, in April, the IMD predicts that temperatures will be particularly hot, with most of India experiencing normal or higher-than-normal maximum temperatures, except for some areas of the north-east, north-west and peninsular regions where maximum temperatures are expected below average.

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List of states likely to witness above-normal temperatures

  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • East and west Uttar Pradesh
  • Odisha
  • Gangetic West Bengal
  • North Chhattisgarh
  • West Maharashtra
  • Gujarat
  • Punjab
  • Haryana

India’s average rainfall for April is anticipated to fall within the normal range, i.e. 88 to 112 per cent of the long-term average.

The forecast suggests that most of the country’s northwestern, central, and peninsular regions may receive normal to above-normal rainfall. By contrast, some regions in eastern and northeastern India, as well as some areas along the west coast, are expected to experience below-average rainfall.

According to the announcement, sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean near the equator are forecast to be near normal, with some warm anomalies forecast during the upcoming season. In addition, the warm weather season is likely to experience dipole-neutral conditions in the Indian Ocean.

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