This year most parts of north India can expect a blazing hot summer with average mean temperatures remaining more than a degree above normal, the India Meteorological Department reports in its countrywide hot weather outlook for April, May and June on Sunday.
While north India is likely to see the highest temperature deviations – which also indicates drier-than-usual weather in that region – IMD’s outlook says the average seasonal temperatures over most subdivisions of the country could be above normal. The regions with slightly lower-than-normal projected temperatures are eastern, east-central and southern parts of the country, the outlook stated.
The northern parts of the country are likely to face dry weather with clear skies and anti-cyclonic winds that raise temperatures The higher than normal temperatures there seem to be linked to global warming signals.
According to reports, maximum temperatures in the southern and eastern India could be close to normal, indicating cloudiness and good pre-monsoon showers in these regions.