KG News Desk
New Delhi, March 31: The country will witness “warmer than normal temperature” this summer with heat wave like conditions likely over Central and northwest parts of India.
According to the summer forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department, the first of its kind, for April to June, the seasonal temperature would be above normal by more than one degree Celsius over Northwest India.
There is also a high probability of 76 per cent of maximum temperatures in the core Heat Wave (HW) zone during the 2016 hot weather season to be above normal.
Core HW zone covers states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana and met sub-divisions of Marathwada, Vidharbha, Madhya Maharashtra and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
“This in turn suggests high probability of moderate and severe heat wave conditions in core HW zone during the hot weather season,” the IMD said.
Weatherman forecasts rain till Apr 4
With bit respite from wet weather in the state from last couple of days, the weatherman here has predicted more rains till April 4.
An official in Meteorological department (MeT) said that light to moderate rains would occur in plains as well as in higher reaches from today onwards. “The wet weather would continue to remain till April 4 in the Valley,” he said.
He said that in four upcoming days the weather would mainly remain cloudy with occasionally sunshine. “There is possibility of heavy rains in upper reaches while the plains would likely receive light to moderate rains till April 4,” he said.
Pertinently, in the month of March, the weather mostly remained wet due to which landslides occur at various places thereby damaged several houses and blocked the national highway for couple of days as well.