You may call it as an effect of global warming or due to the recent changes in climate in this country, we face a peculiar weather. The phenomenon called global warming proves that some climatic changes are possible in this universe and India is not an exception to this. Prepare for a scorching summer as the India Meteorological Department has forecasted above normal temperatures across most regions of the country. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir or any other hill-station for that matter are expected to be particularly hot with predicted temperatures, on average, likely to be well above 1 degree C above their normal summer temperatures. The IMD weather model, used to prepare the forecast, shows a 47% probability of summer temperatures being above normal. The summer forecast is in line with a generally warm trend over previous months. Last year was the warmest year in a century, according to the IMD, with the country 0.91 C warmer than the 1961-1990 average. The summer months of March-May last year were 1.36 C higher than historical average, making it the second-warmest since 1901. But this year we face heat waves in cities and the hill stations will be warmer than ever before.
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