Pleasant weather for a few more days, scorching heat will hit again, Meteorological Department issued an alert
When is Lu announced
Heat wave is declared when the temperature in the plains exceeds 40 degrees Celsius or is 4.5 degrees above normal. Heat wave is considered when the temperature crosses 37 in coastal areas and 30 in mountainous areas.
february was the hottest
According to the Meteorological Department, February was the warmest this year, but the weather in March was quite different. Due to the arrival of seven western disturbances, the country received more than normal rainfall in March. In the year 2022, the month of March was the hottest in 121 years. But in March this year, the heat fell short and it stood at number 39 in the summer ranking.
Bad weather took 68 lives in March
In March, lightning claimed 60 lives, injured 15 people and killed over 490 cattle across the country. At the same time, 7 lives were lost and 29 people were injured due to heavy rains. This resulted in the death of 63 cattle. One person died due to hail. This death occurred due to hailstorm on March 19 and 20 in Chhattisgarh.
Normal rainfall forecast in April
Most parts of the country are likely to have above normal temperatures in April. Temperatures may remain below normal in some parts of Peninsula, Northeast and Northwest India. The minimum temperature will be normal or below normal in most parts of the country. Above normal heat is likely over Northwest India, Central India and East India. There will be normal rains across the country in April. Most parts of northwest, central and peninsular India will receive normal or above rainfall. On the other hand, rains will be less in East, Northeast India and parts of West Coast.
Suspicion of weak monsoon
According to the Meteorological Department, due to the condition of the weather phenomenon ‘La Nina’, the process of cooling the water of the Pacific Ocean in South America has weakened. That is, La Nina conditions have weakened, which is a good sign for the monsoon. According to the model, there will be a neutral position from April to June. Due to this, El Nino conditions may prevail between July and September. In El Nino, the waters of the Pacific Ocean warm and weaken the monsoon.