New Delhi, 6th March 2021: The Indian Meteorological Department said on Monday that this year’s March was the third warmest in the last 121 years in terms of the monthly average of the maximum temperature. The Meteorological Department, in its review of the month said that the monthly average of the maximum, minimum and average temperatures of March in the country this year are 32.65 °, 19.95 ° and 26.30 ° C, respectively, while the normal monthly based on the climatic period of 1981-2010. The averages are 31.24 °, 18.87 °, and 25.06 ° C respectively.

The meteorological department said, “The all-India monthly average of 32.65 degrees Celsius of maximum temperature during March 2021 is the hottest in the last 11 years and the third warmest in 121 years. In 2010 and 2004 it was 33.09 degrees and 32.82 degrees Celsius respectively. The maximum temperature in many parts of the country was recorded above 40 degrees Celsius in March.

The western Himalayan region is likely to be affected from April 6 due to the newly formed Western Disturbance. Due to this effect, scattered rains or snowfall are expected in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad during April 5-7 and Uttarakhand from April 6-9.

The western Himalayan region during April 5-7 and the plains bordering it during April 6-7 are expected to witness thunderstorms with dusty winds and rain. Rainfall may occur in some areas of Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh during April 5-7.

There is also a possibility of hail in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad on 6 April, Himachal Pradesh on 5 and 6 April, and Uttarakhand on 6 and 7 April. The department also says that during April 5-7, there is a possibility of dust storms or thunderstorms in some areas of western Rajasthan.