Serve Heat Waves Across India
45 degree Celsius not new in India but it’s just the third week of April and 45 degree Celsius is unexpected too early. This rise in the temperature is expected a month later. North, Central and western India is facing heat waves.
But according to MeT this is temporary and will not last for a long time. Monsoon is expected to be normal.
States like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and some parts of Telangana are facing serve heat waves and unexpected temperature rise.
In Delhi, some parts were observed say for example Safdarjung whose recording is considered the official figure for the city, stood at 42.5 degrees Celsius. Which is 5 notches above to the average temperature experienced in April.
In some parts of Punjab and Haryana high temperature which is above the normal temperature. Narnaul in Haryana registered a maximum temperature of 45.3 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh, Karnal experienced the hottest days of the season.
Balangir, in Odisha recorded a temperature of 44.5 degree Celsius, making it the hottest place in the state. The temperature was above 40 degrees in most parts of the state.
Rajasthan always had high temperatures but this season some parts have high temperatures like Bikaner (45.6), Jaisalmer (44.5), Pilani and Barmer (both 43.6), Kota (43.3), Jodhpur (43.2), and Ajmer (42.7).
Hyderabad had serve heat temperature 44.5 degree Celsius. The CM had declared that the school will be closed from 21st April 21, 2017 which is been preponed. He also asked the educational department to ensure that the order is followed throughout the state.
VK Rajeev, the Director of India Meteorological Department-Mumbai said, "The heat wave intensity is more in the central parts of the country, with Saurashtra, parts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan heating up severely; This is affecting temperature in Maharashtra as well."
"Monsoon rains in 2017 would be 96 per cent of a long-term average," KJ Ramesh, Director General of India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday. The date of the monsoon's onset into Kerala will be announced in late May, he added.