New Delhi, April 1 (ANI): The Meteorological Department has predicted a very hot summer this year.
In its latest forecast, the MeT office said, the summer temperatures in 2016 are expected to be above normal by more than one degree.
“The temperature is increasing for the last few years. This season’s outlook is that the temperature will be more than normal. There is a general forecast that the summer will be warmer,” BP Yadav of the Meteorological Department told ANI.
“This year there will be an increase in severe heat wave in the north and eastern parts of the country. Precautionary measures are to be taken so that loss of live can be avoided,” he added.
The year 2015 was the third warmest on record since 1901. This warming trend continued during the January and February of 2016 as well. In 2015, more than 2500 people had died in Telangana due to the extreme heat wave conditions.
There is also high probability of moderate and severe heat wave conditions in majority of states across India during the season. In last summer, prolonged severe heat wave conditions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana had claimed hundreds of lives. (ANI)