NEW DELHI: With no major heat waves recorded in the core zones so far and “excess rainfall” across the country, this summer is turning out to be unusual, say meteorologists.
Summer sets in March in the core heat wave zones of the north, central and east India, and intensifies in April and May until the first week of June, when the monsoon winds arrive. Apart from the northern and eastern plains, central India’s Vidarbha-Marathwada region, Gujarat, and parts of southern India in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are known as core heat wave zones, where temperatures rise above 45 degrees Celsius.
In western Rajasthan, the maximum temperature even crosses the half-century mark.
The IMD predicted above normal temperatures in core heat wave zones this summer. However, the temperature has not peaked to that level yet. (AGENCIES)