India, April 1 -- People may not get much respite from the heat even during the nights, predicts agency

Most of India may suffer from above normal day time and night time temperatures along with heatwaves in the summer season of April-May-June, according to the latest seasonal outlook issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Temperatures across India are already soaring, with four states having recorded either heatwave conditions or warm night conditions between March 27 and April 1. These are Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Heatwave conditions prevail when the maximum temperatures of a place cross 40 degrees Celsius (degC) for the plains and are above normal by 4.5degC. For coastal areas, the thres...