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This March was India’s hottest in 122 years, new IMD data reveals

This March was India’s hottest in 122 years, new IMD data reveals

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According to IMD data, March 2022, was the warmest March in the country’s documented history since 1901. The temperatures last month crossed the all-time average maximum temperature record of March 2010.

 

New Delhi: A shocking data by the India Meteorological Department revealed that last month was the hottest March in India in 122 years. According to IMD data, March 2022, was the warmest March in the country’s documented history since 1901. The temperatures last month crossed the all-time average maximum temperature record of March 2010. India in March 2022 recorded an average day temperature of 33.1 degrees Celsius, while in 2010 India’s average monthly day temperature was 33.09 degrees Celsius in March.

The average day temperature of March this year surpassed all the past heat records.

Meanwhile, March 2020 was also one of the warmest March for the northwestern region of India and the second warmest region in central India. This year, both regions have witnessed consecutive heatwaves, resulting in the start of an early summer.

 

According to a report published by The Times of India, Rajendra Jenamani, scientist, National Weather Forecasting Centre, IMD said that even in India, climate change is influencing the severity and length of extreme weather, be it in the form of heatwaves, cyclones strength, or heavy rainfall.

Jenamani stated that dry spells had become longer in certain cases, severe rain volumes have increased, and hot spells have become hotter.

Rajendra Jenamani said that this year’s second half of March had unusually warm daytime temperatures in several regions of the country, but few rain showers. In March, locations like Delhi, Haryana, and northern hill stations had episodes of above-normal day temperatures, Rajendra Jenamani added.

Meanwhile, in March 2022, several places like Delhi, Jammu, Dharamsala, Patiala, Dehradun, Kota, Gwalior and Pune witnessed record-breaking day temperatures.

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