According to the weather office, India is expected to experience heat waves between March and May, particularly in the important wheat-producing central and northern states. In the month of February, the nation experienced its warmest maximum weather ever.
Many districts in Rajasthan witnessed extreme heatwaves in the month of March last year in 2022. Churu and Phalodi recorded 50 degree celsius last year. As the greater part of Rajasthan falls under hot desert, every year the state experience extreme summers as the region receives low and variable rainfalls. There is no question that the heatwave advisory is for India but in the latest report, Maharashtra and Gujarat are warned by the government.
The IMD last week issued advisories to farmers to either irrigate or start soil treatment to preserve moisture as the high temperatures threaten wheat yields.
The majority of northeast, eastern, central, and portions of northwest India are expected to experience a scorching summer with "above average" temperatures on Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The government has issued a caution regarding the anticipated heatwave from March to May. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its first heat warning for 2023 at the same time as the "Dos and Don'ts" list was made public. India experienced its warmest March in more than a century last March, when severe heat waves destroyed crops and caused extensive power outages.
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