Bhubaneswar: The summer season is likely to be harsh for several states including Rajastan, Haryana, Punjab and Odisha this year. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted above normal maximum temperature several states in the north, northwest and east-central India. However, the southern, extreme northern and north-eastern states are likely to experience below normal maximum temperatures.
“The probability forecast for maximum temperatures indicates above normal maximum temperatures over most of the subdivisions of north, northwest and few subdivisions of east central India (Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha). Most of the subdivisions of South Peninsular India and few subdivisions of east (Gangetic West Bengal), northeast (Sikkim & Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Assam and extreme north India (J&K and Ladakh) are likely to experience below normal maximum temperatures. Remaining subdivisions of the country are likely to experience climatological probability for season averaged maximum temperature” said IMD in its Seasonal Outlook for the Temperatures during April to June, 2021.
“The probability forecast for minimum temperatures indicates that above normal minimum temperature are likely over few subdivisions of west coast (Konkan and Goa and Coastal Karnataka) and west India (Saurashtra and Kutch). Few of the subdivisions of northwest (west Rajasthan), central (Vidarbha and east Madhya Pradesh), east (Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand) and extreme north India (J&K and Ladakh) are likely to experience below normal minimum temperatures. Remaining subdivisions of the country are likely to experience climatological probability for season averaged minimum temperature” said IMD.