As April sets in, summer is all set to usher high temperatures in the country and according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), North West, Central and North-Eastern regions of India will likely be experiencing a higher temperature than normal.
“During April, normal to above normal minimum temperatures are likely over most parts of North West, Central and North East India. Normal to below normal minimum temperatures are likely over south peninsular India, eastern parts of central India and extreme southern part of North East India,” IMD stated on Thursday.
However, some regions in Gujarat and Rajasthan recorded six to seven Degrees Celsius higher temperatures than normal in the month of March itself, reporting multiple heatwaves in both states.
From Thursday, March 31, 2022, Gujarat will be hit by the third heatwave since the beginning of the summer season. With temperatures crossing the 40 Degrees Celsius mark, North Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch were and will be the worst affected districts of the state.
A heatwave warning is issued by the IMD, when a region on plains and hilly areas experiences a maximum temperature of 40 Degrees Celsius or above and 30 Degrees Celsius or above respectively. If the maximum temperature in any region soars above 6.4 degrees Celsius than normal, then a severe heatwave is declared by the weather forecasting department.