Northwest and central India skilled their hottest April in 122 years with common most temperatures reaching 35.9 and 37.78 levels Celsius respectively, the climate workplace mentioned on Saturday.
Addressing a press convention, India Meteorological Department Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra mentioned northwest and west central components of the nation – Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana – will proceed to expertise above regular temperatures in May as nicely.
Nights could be hotter in May in most components of the nation, besides some areas of south peninsular India, Mr Mohapatra mentioned.
The common temperatures noticed pan-India for April was 35.05 levels, which was the fourth highest in 122 years, he mentioned.
“The average rainfall in May 2022 over the country is most likely to be above normal,” Mr Mohapatra mentioned.
However, components of northwest and northeast India in addition to the acute southeast Peninsula are anticipated to get under regular rainfall in May, he mentioned.
The excessive temperatures in March and April had been attributed to “continuously scanty rainfall activity”, he mentioned.
In March, northwest India recorded a deficit in rainfall of round 89 per cent, whereas the deficit was practically 83 per cent in April, primarily on account of feeble and dry western disturbances, Mr Mohapatra mentioned.
North India witnessed six western disturbances however they had been principally feeble and moved throughout the upper components of the Himalayas, he mentioned, including the final three western disturbances induced robust winds in components of Delhi and dirt storms over Rajasthan in April.
India, notably north-west and western components of the nation, has been reeling underneath intense heatwave situations for the previous few weeks.