IMD says that this January 2017 has been noted as the eighth warmest month since 1901.
NEW DELHI: Prop for a warmer summer season ahead with the weathermen forecasting “above normal” temperature all over the country this season, even as January month was listed as the eighth warmest from the past 116 years.
Numerous states are probable to witness heat wave conditions, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had declared in its summer prediction for the summer season (March to May).
The IMD had stated that the northwest area of the nation would be the most horrible affected with a high temperature of more than one degree Celsius beyond normal.
In the rest of the nation, temperatures are probable to be a degree Celsius beyond normal.
“Above normal heats up to one degree Celsius are expected to overcome overall meteorological sub-divisions of the nation, excepting the northwest India where temperatures are probable to be above 1 degree Celsius above normal,” the IMD declared.
Above normal circumstances are probably over “core heat wave zone”.
This comprises Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, and Telangana.
The central heat wave region also contains Marathwada, Central Maharashtra and Vidarbha areas of Maharashtra and the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh state.
The year 2016 has been noted as the hottest year from 1901.
Phalodi village in Rajasthan had recorded 51 degrees Celsius, the highest ever noted in the nation.
This January month has been recorded as the eighth warmest month since 1901.
“The nation averaged monthly average temperature during January 2017 was also considerably above normal with irregularities of 0.67 degree Celsius, which is the warmest since 1901,” the IMD stated.