New Delhi: Brace yourself, India. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast a hot spring and a much hotter summer this year, with the average temperatures likely to be above normal by more than 1 degree Celcius.
During the 2018 pre-monsoon Season (March to May) warmer than normal temperatures are likely in all meteorological sub-divisions of the country. Seasonal (March-May) average temperatures over many of the subdivisions from northwest and neighbouring central India are likely to be above normal by more than 1 degree Celcius, a release by the IMD stated.
Normal to above normal heat wave (HW) conditions are likely over core heat wave zone of the country, the release adds.