According to the data of the Meteorological Department, the country's capital Delhi today saw the hottest day of 17 years in the month of February when the maximum temperature reached 33.6 degrees Delhi warmest February.
New Delhi: The heat in the country’s capital Delhi has already started troubling us. People experienced shivering cold on the new year, but with the passage of January, the temperature has started to rise. The period of shivering winter has been left behind and from the month of February itself, the heat has started troubling the people.
According to the data of the Meteorological Department, the country’s capital Delhi today saw the hottest day of 17 years in the month of February when the maximum temperature reached 33.6 degrees, which is the highest for this month since 2006. This temperature is about 9 degrees higher than normal. Statistics of the Indian Meteorological Department show that in the last 55 years today was also the third hottest February day. The temperature recorded on February 20 is the third highest since 1969.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Forecasting Centre, said the lack of a strong western disturbance is the primary reason for the early summer over Delhi and other parts of northwest India. The national capital has seen a steady rise in temperature for the last few days.
The city recorded a maximum temperature of 31.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday, seven notches above the season’s average and the highest temperature for the month in two years, the India Meteorological Department said. According to agriculture experts, the onset of summer earlier than expected this year has raised concerns about the impact of weather on the wheat crop and rapid snowmelt in the mountains.
IMD senior scientist Naresh Kumar said that the temperature in the national capital is likely to rise up to 33 degree Celsius even before Holi in March. This situation is also going to remain in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh. The temperature can go up from 33 to 38 degrees in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh. Kumar said that the Western Disturbance will remain in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand for two more days.
According to Kumar, the temperature in Himachal Pradesh is 7-8 degrees Celsius above normal for this time of the year. But it will fall after today. The temperature in the plains is high as the Western Disturbance has not reached here yet.” Due to the sea breeze, the temperature in Maharashtra may drop up to 3 degree Celsius in the next three days.