Country experienced significantly above normal temperatures during the last two months (2016 January and February) (monthly anomalies of 1.53 C & 2.00 C respectively from 1961-90 normal). The year 2015 was the third warmest year ever recorded since 1901.
During the 2016 Hot Weather Season (April to June), warmer than normal temperatures are expected in all meteorological sub-divisions of the country. Seasonal (April-June) average temperatures over northwest India are expected to be above normal by more than 1.00 C.
Above normal heat wave (HW) conditions are very likely over central and northwest India during the 2016 Hot Weather Season.