The average rainfall during April across India will most likely be normal
Most parts of India are expected to experience above normal maximum temperatures from April-June 2023, with the exception of south peninsular India and some parts of northwest India where normal to below normal maximum temperatures are likely, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said April 1, 2023.
Normal to above normal minimum temperatures are very likely over most parts of India, except for some areas in northeast and northwest India as well as some isolated pockets in peninsular India, the IMD added in a statement.
April itself will be very hot. Normal to above normal maximum temperatures are likely over most parts of India during the month, except for some areas in peninsular, northeast, and northwest India where below normal maximum temperatures are likely.
Most parts of India will likely experience normal to below normal monthly minimum temperatures during April 2023, except for some areas in northwest, central and east India where above normal minimum temperatures are expected.
Above normal heatwave days are likely to occur over most parts of central, east India and northwest India during April-June.
A heatwave is a period of abnormally high temperatures, exceeding the normal maximum temperature for the hot weather season.
Above normal heatwave days are likely over many parts of Bihar, Jharkhand, east Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, north Chhattisgarh, western part of Maharashtra, Gujarat and some parts of west Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana during April.
The average rainfall during April across India will most likely be normal (88-112 per cent of Long Period Average). Normal to above normal rainfall is expected over most parts of the northwest, central and peninsular India whereas below normal rainfall is likely over east and northeast India and some areas over the west coast of India.
The statement said the equatorial central Pacific Ocean is expected to have near normal sea surface temperatures with some warm anomalies in the upcoming season. In addition, neutral Indian Ocean Dipole conditions are likely to continue during the hot weather season.
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