New Delhi: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday in their seasonal forecast, have projected a rise of 1 degree Celcius from March to May. The country witness high temperatures particularly in the northern states during summer. According to IMD, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are likely to see 1.5 degrees of increase above the normal temperature.
The department has predicted an increase of over 0.5 degrees Celcius in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, south interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema. While the average temperature in the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been predicted to be 2.3 degrees higher than the normal temperature, quoted DC.
IMD, about northeastern states, said the temperature rise is likely to be moderate. Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura may see less than 0.5 degree Celsius above the usual temperature.
The head of IMD’s long-term forecasting division, D Sivananda Pai said: “In the absence of other large-scale signals during the March-May period, the increased temperatures predicted in the forecast can be attributed to global warming.”
“A majority of international weather models have been showing increased temperatures in most parts of the world in the recent years. This shows a global warming trend,” he added as per a TOI report.