In terms of rainfall, the IMD said the rainfall averaged over the country is most likely to be normal (89-111% of LPA).
New Delhi: In its monthly forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted above normal maximum temperatures over most parts of northwest India and central India and some parts of northeast India in the month of April.
The weathermen also predicted normal to below normal maximum temperatures over south peninsular India, many parts of eastern India and adjoining areas of northeast India.
In a statement, IMD said, “During April, normal to above normal minimum temperatures are likely over most parts of northwest, central and northeast India. Normal to below normal minimum temperatures are likely over the south peninsular India, eastern parts of central India and extreme southern part of northeast India.”
In terms of rainfall, the IMD said the rainfall averaged over the country is most likely to be normal (89-111% of LPA). Below normal rainfall is most likely over most areas of northwest and central India and some parts of northeast India. “Normal to above normal rainfall is likely over many parts of south Peninsula, adjoining areas of west central India and some parts of northeast India,” the department said in the statement.
The IMD predictions come a day after it said heat wave spells are likely to continue over central and western India during the next 4-5 days starting Wednesday and reduction in intensity of heat wave spell over northwest India is expected during April 1 to 3. 2022.
Also on Thursday, the IMD said, “Currently, La Niña conditions are prevailing over the equatorial Pacific region. The latest Monsoon Mission Climate Forecasting System (MMCFS) forecast indicates that La Niña conditions are likely to continue throughout the forecast period. Other climate models are also indicating enhanced probability for La Niña conditions likely during the summer season. At present, neutral IOD conditions are present over the Indian Ocean and the latest MMCFS forecast indicates that the neutral Indian Ocean Dipole(IOD) conditions are likely to continue during summer season.”
The statement added, “As the changes in the sea surface temperature (SST) conditions over the Pacific and the Indian Oceans are known to influence the Indian climate, IMD is carefully monitoring the evolution of sea surface conditions over these Ocean basins.”