UP, Bihar, Maharashtra Among States Likely To Experience Heatwaves From April To June: IMD
"During the 2023 hot weather season (April to June), most parts of the country are expected to experience above-normal maximum temperatures," the IMD said.
- Most parts of India are expected to experience a heatwave from April to June
- The south peninsular region and northwest India will most likely have normal temperatures
New Delhi: Most of India, barring parts of the northwest and peninsular region, is expected to experience above-normal maximum temperatures from April to June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.
It said the above-normal heatwave days are predicted in most parts of central, east, and northwest India during this period.
These states to see higher number of heatwaves
"A significantly higher number of heatwave days are predicted over parts of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana," IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mahapatra said in a virtual press conference.
"During the 2023 hot weather season (April to June), most parts of the country are expected to experience above-normal maximum temperatures, except for south peninsular India and some parts of northwest India where normal to below-normal maximum temperatures are likely," the IMD said.
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Normal to above-normal minimum temperatures are very likely over most parts of the country, barring some areas in the northeast and northwest India and isolated pockets of the peninsular region, it said.
The weather bureau said India is expected to see normal rainfall in April. Normal to above normal precipitation is expected over most parts of the northwest, central, and peninsular region, while below normal rain is predicted in east and northeast India, it said.