India to see above-normal high temperatures in April-June

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NEW DELHI, April 1 (Xinhua) -- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said most parts of the South Asian country are expected to experience above-normal maximum temperatures from April to June.

"During the 2023 hot weather season (April to June), most parts of the country are expected to experience above normal maximum temperatures, except for South Peninsular India and some parts of Northwest India where normal to below normal maximum temperatures are likely," the IMD said in a statement on the outlook for hot weather season.

The IMD added that above-normal heatwave days are predicted in most parts of central, east and northwest India during this period.

"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 2023," the IMD said.

Meanwhile, the IMD said the country is expected to see normal rainfall in April.

"The rainfall during April 2023 averaged over the country as a whole is most likely to be normal (88-112 percent Long Period Average or LPA)," the IMD said.

"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." Enditem

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