Scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have maintained that till the monsoon arrives, temperature will remain high across the state, particularly over Vidarbha, which has been reeling under heatwave conditions for most of the summer.
IMD Director General K J Ramesh says the aim is to ensure that there are no casualties from cyclones, says Fani won’t impact the monsoon, points out that the Met Department’s rainfall predictions are “getting better”, and details how they are improving systems for other hazards
The IMD has also issued a warning for “thunderstorm with gusty wind very likely at isolated places in the districts of Banaskantha, Patan, Ahmedabad, Tapi, Navsari, Narmada and Devbhoomi Dwarka, Jamnagar, Surendranagar, Bhavnagar, Porbandar and Kutch in Saurashtra-Kutch region.”
The first forecast, like the one that will come this week, only gives the percentage of LPA that is likely to take place during the season. IMD comes up with a follow-up forecast, usually in June, in which it gives the region-wise and month-wise distribution of rainfall.