Heat wave has intensified its grip over India’s western state of Gujarat, with maximum temperatures across the state shooting above 40°C mark. Moreover, it’s not only the day temperatures but night temperatures too have soared well above normal.
Coastal areas of the states, where heat wave is quite uncommon, are also reeling under hot weather conditions.
According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, a low level anti-cyclonic circulation, prevailing over north Arabian Sea, is preventing humid winds from blowing over the region. Moreover, absence of any weather system has also helped temperature to rise to new levels.
On Wednesday, Ahmedabad recorded maximum of 41.5°C, which is the second highest in the last 10 years.
Please note: Temperatures in °C
As per the latest forecast by Skymet, an approaching cyclonic circulation will bring a brief respite that can be expected to begin affecting in another 48 hours. This would result in change in the wind pattern, which would lead to drop in both maximum and minimum temperatures. However, system will not give any rain over the state.
Gujarat usually witnesses day temperatures in high thirties during the last week of March, but this year temperatures have surpassed 40°C, making it extremely hot for people.