IMD Forecasts About Heat Wave In India: This summer the weather is going to be very hot. The Meteorological Department says that after the hot February of the year 2023, there will be a severe heat wave in India.
New Delhi: In February this year, the feeling of heat wave in May has already been felt. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has told that after 122 years, in February of 2023, the rising mercury broke the past record. It was the hottest February since 1901. The forecast made by the Meteorological Department regarding the temperature and weather for the coming days is also frightening. The department has predicted severe heat waves.
According to Bloomberg’s report, this year India experienced the hottest February since 1901. IMD’s Hydromet and Agromet Advisory Services Chief Scientist S.C. According to Bhan (S.C. Bhan), the Meteorological Office has expressed the possibility of severe heat waves in most parts of the country during March, April and May. Bhan said, “The whole world is in the era of global warming. We are living in a warming world.”
He said that there is less chance of heat wave in March, but most parts of the country may experience extreme weather conditions in April and May. Significantly, since 1877, the month of February this year was the hottest in India and the maximum average temperature was recorded at 29.54 degree Celsius. The Meteorological Department has linked it to ‘Global Warming’.
It is clear from this that India will have to face hot weather in the coming months. It is a matter of concern that last year’s heat wave will continue again this year. This will not only harm the crops, but there is a danger of putting more pressure on the electricity network of the country.
Wheat crop is expected to reach record level this year. Because of this, the Ministry of Agriculture has constituted a panel to monitor the impact of the summer season on the wheat crop. Last year, India suffered its hottest March in more than a century, scorching grain crops and forcing the government to curb exports.
According to the Met Office, the maximum monthly mean temperature across the country was the highest in February since 1901. The temperature in March is important for the wheat crop. The crop is still in a weak state. On the other hand, the temperature is likely to remain above normal in most parts except the peninsular region.
India’s wheat production may be cut for the second year due to continuous heat for a long time. This could harm efforts to control local food costs. In fact, India is the second largest producer of wheat after China. Due to low production, there may be a shortage of wheat in the global market. In view of this, the country can continue with the export restrictions.