Soaring temperature in many parts of the country in the first weeks of summer have left experts concerned about the drastic variation in temperature.
Maharashtra’s Chandrapur recorded highest temperature on Saturday with the maximum temperature hovering around 44.2 degree Celsius, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and Churu in Rajasthan both recorded 43 degree Celsius, few degrees higher than the normal maximum temperature.
Bangalore in Karnataka, known to have a moderate climate throughout the year, also witnessed a drastic change in the weather condition as it recorded 35 degree Celsius on Saturday.
Delhi recorded maximum temperature of 39 degree Celsius.
While it is raining heavily in Northeast India, severe heat wave is likely to hit isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and interior region of Odisha within the next 24 hours, according to IMD.
The heat wave is also likely to hit west Madhya Pradesh and east Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Bihar, West Bengal and west Uttar Pradesh.
Fast increasing global warming has brought about climate change and early summer in many places. Several places have already recorded much higher than the usual temperature recorded last year. Although experts earlier claimed that this year’s temperature would be higher than the last year, the increase in more than the predicted figures have caused serious concern.