IMD: Temperatures are to be above normal during MAM in India

2 March 2020

According to the India Meteorological Department  summer months (MAM) from March to May are predicted to be hotter than normal this year.


  • Season’s averaged temparatures are likely to be  half a degree hotter.
  • These above normal heat wave conditions are  likely in the core heat wave (HW) zone of India.
  • The core heat wave zone covers the States of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana and parts of Maharashtra and coastal Andhra Pradesh
  • According to experts, hot summer, is a key  to a timely monsoon.

What is heat wave?

heat wave,  is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries. Mostly a heat wave is usually measured relative to the usual weather in the area and relative to normal temperatures for the season.

What Causes A Heat Wave?

  • heatwave occurs when a system of high atmospheric pressure moves into an area and lasts two or more days.
  • In such a high-pressure system, air from upper levels of our atmosphere is pulled toward the ground, where it becomes compressed and increases in temperature.

What is Normal temperature?

  • Normal temperature is a reference to the average of maximum temperatures recorded during the last 10 years in the respective region.

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