New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday that heat wave is likely to intensify over north-west India and adjoining parts of central India in April and temperatures will return to normal. to be higher than

In a virtual event, Mohapatra said temperatures are expected to remain above normal over entire north-west India and adjoining central India from Gujarat, Rajasthan to east Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He said that the Meteorological Department has already indicated such a possibility. Heat wave conditions are likely to continue in some parts till April 15.

The IMD said in a statement that heatwave had started in Rajasthan, adjoining areas of Gujarat and western Madhya Pradesh on March 27. By March 29, it had spread to eastern Rajasthan, eastern Madhya Pradesh, southern Haryana, Delhi and southern parts of Uttar Pradesh. This has been going on for a long time and more than a week has passed. A similar situation is being observed in the plains of northern India, central India and western Himalayan regions where the temperature ranges from 25 to 33 degree Celsius.