Mahesh Palawat (MP) : Since last few days an anticyclone persists over North Bay of Bengal. Due to this, dry and hot winds, blowing from southwest direction across neighboring Jharkhand and Orissa are reaching over Gangetic West Bengal. These winds are obstructing cooler winds from northwest direction. Without adequate moisture, the condition is not favorable for cloud formation. Hence, clear sky combined with hot winds leads to heat wave over these areas.
Q : Will there be a respite for the people in Kolkata in the coming days?
MP : Yes, there are chances of increase in cloud cover and rain over Gangetic WB by 3rd April. Till then temperatures will show a downward trend and there would be relief from scorching heat.
Q : How are the summer months going to be in the other metro cities in India? ( Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi)
In a nutshell, we can say that April and may will be marginally cooler, But June will be hot with above normal temperatures.
Q : Are you forecasting a drought in Delhi, this year?
MP : No, we are not forecasting a drought in Delhi this year. But monsoon rains will be below normal in Delhi. This is a year of evolving El Nino. More accurate prediction is possible in the mid April. That time Skymet will come up with its monsoon forecast.
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