India experienced severe hot in the last month of March, shockingly last month was the hottest March in India in 122 years revealed the India Meteorological Department. According to IMD data, March 2022, was the warmest March in the country’s documented history since 1901. The temperatures last month crossed the all-time average maximum temperature record of March 2010. India in March 2022 recorded an average day temperature of 33.1 degrees Celsius, while in 2010 India’s average monthly day temperature was 33.09 degrees Celsius in March.
The average day temperature of March this year surpassed all the past heat records. Meanwhile, March 2020 was also one of the warmest March for the northwestern region of India and the second warmest region in central India. This year, both regions have witnessed consecutive heatwaves, resulting in the start of early summer.
According to a report, Rajendra Jenamani, scientist, National Weather Forecasting Centre, IMD said that even in India, climate change is influencing the severity and length of extreme weather, be it in the form of heat waves, cyclones strength, or heavy rainfall. This year’s second half of March had unusually warm daytime temperatures in several regions of the country, but few rain showers. In March, locations like Delhi, Haryana, and northern hill stations had episodes of above-normal day temperatures.
Meanwhile, in March 2022, several places in India witnessed record-breaking day temperatures.