The Meteorological Department (MD) predicted an increase in scorching heat in Gujarat today. Besides, Yellow Alert has been issued in Ahmedabad. MD predicted the mercury to cross 40 degrees in most cities of the state for the next two days. The scorching heat has started to be felt even before the forecast. In most of the cities of the state, the temperature has been recorded above 40 degrees.
Surendranagar remained the hottest city in the state with a temperature of 41.8 degrees on Monday, while Ahmedabad recorded temperature of 41.4 degrees. According to the MD, there is no possibility of rain in the state for the next five days. Hence, the temperature is expected to shoot up across the state. Yellow alert has been issued for Ahmedabad under the heat action plan. Mocha cyclonic storm, formed over the Bay of Bengal, is likely to hit east coast of India. Cyclone Mocha will not affect Gujarat, hence the temperature is expected to rise by 3 degrees in the next five days.
Under the influence of Western Disturbance, the maximum temperature in Bhuj was recorded at 33.5 degrees on the first day of May, which gradually shoot up and touched 41 degrees on Monday, May 8. The temperature at Kandla port was recorded at 37 and Naliya at 36.2 degrees. MD has predicted rise by two to three degrees in maximum temperature in the next four to five days.
According to the MD, there is no possibility of unseasonal rain in the coming days and in that case there will be severe heat in the state including North Gujarat.