This is the warmest February in India since 1877

New Delhi: February this year in India has been the warmest on average since 1877. The average temperature in February 2023 is 29.54 °C. As reported, the Meteorological Department said on Tuesday. The average temperature in Delhi was the highest recorded in 63 years. The average maximum temperature in February in Delhi is 27.7 °C. Apart from this, this time there has been a warning of severe heat and ‘deadly rain’ in North India. In many parts of India, the temperature is likely to increase by two degrees in March.

The Meteorological Department said that most parts of the country recorded above average temperatures in February, while Maharashtra and southern parts are likely to get respite from the extreme heat. SC Bhawan, head of the Meteorological Department’s Hydromet and Agromet Advisory Service, said that there is less chance of heat wave in March, but most parts of the country may experience severe heat in April and May. The mean monthly maximum temperature in February was the highest since 1877, while the mean minimum temperature was the fifth highest since 1901. When the whole world is living in the era of global warming, then it is natural for the heat to increase in the world.

The Meteorological Department said that Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 27.7 degrees Celsius in February this year. was recorded, the highest ever recorded after 63 years. The city’s maximum temperature on Tuesday was 32.1 degrees Celsius. was registered. The maximum temperature is seven degrees above normal and the minimum temperature is two degrees above normal. There is a possibility of light rain here on Wednesday. Strong winds can blow at this time. However, after this the temperature will start rising again. Due to clear sky and weak Western Disturbance, the heat will increase during the day.

GP Sharma of Skymet Weather said that the rains have reduced in the plains. It will also affect Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the year 2022 was the fifth hottest year in the country. This year, 66 days passed in heat wave. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, the number of states affected by floods has more than doubled between 2015 and 2020.

The Meteorological Department had warned on February 21 that the temperature in northwest, west and central India would be 3-5 degrees above normal. Even in February in Delhi, the heat broke the record of five decades. This year heat warnings have been issued weeks in advance. India is facing La Nina conditions for the third consecutive year. Due to this, it rains less than normal.

Meanwhile, the country is not getting enough rains due to the changing weather. According to a report, in the first two months of 2023, about 85 percent of the country did not receive even a single drop of rain. There has been no rain in two months in a total of 264 districts of the country including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh. According to the data released by the Meteorological Department, between January 1 and February 27, out of total 717 districts in the country, 264 have not received rain, while 243 have received very little and 100 districts have received less rain. Only 54 districts have received normal rainfall.

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