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    Days are getting warmer, says the weatherman

    The weatherman has warned that the maximum temperatures are likely to rise over Northwest and Central India from 12 March 2022. This rise will be anywhere in between 2 and 5°C. A heat wave could envelop parts of Saurashtra-Kutch over the next two days.

    Just into the second week of March and the temperatures are rising, the Indian Meteorological Department has observed.

    The weatherman has warned that the maximum temperatures are likely to rise over Northwest and Central India from 12 March 2022. This rise will be anywhere in between 2 and 5°C.

    The IMD’s maximum temperature forecast warns of a likely gradual rise in maximum temperatures by 2 to 4° C over Gujarat during next five days.

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    “Heat wave very likely to prevail in isolated pockets over Saurashtra-Kutch during next two days,” the department has warned, adding that a dry weather has prevailed over most parts of the country.

    On Thursday, the department observed that maximum temperatures have been markedly above normal at many places over Assam-Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. The temperatures have been 5.1°C or more in these states. The temperatures have been above normal also at a few places over sub-Himalayan West Bengal-Sikkim and at isolated places over Konkan-Goa.

    Further, the temperatures have been 3.1°C to 5.0°C above normal in at most places over Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and many places over Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Uttarakhand and Saurashtra-Kutch and at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh. A maximum temperature of 39.0°C was reported from Nalgonda (Telangana).

    Higher than normal temperatures were also recorded in parts of Gujarat, coastal Karnataka and Kerala as well where the temperatures were between 1.6°C and 3.0°C above normal. This was also the case in another few places over Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal and at isolated places over Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

    While the weatherman has not classified the nights as warm, the IMD has said that minimum temperatures are appreciably above normal (between 3.1°C and 5.0°C) at a few places over Gujarat and above normal (between 1.6°C and 3.0°C) at many places over Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, Konkan, Goa,  and Maharashtra. This is also the case at a few places over Uttarakhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala and at isolated places over West Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

    Saurashtra and Kutch recorded the highest temperature of 37.6°C. Temperatures recorded at 1430 hours on 10 March have risen by 1 to 3°C or more at a few places over Jammu, in Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad besides Himachal Pradesh, Vidarbha, Bihar and at isolated places over East Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Saurashtra and Kutch.

     

    Image: IMD

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