On Monday, Ahmedabad’s high temperature reached 41 degrees Celsius, prompting the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to issue a yellow alert for the city that will last until April 15. The same temperature, which was the state’s highest maximum, was also reported in Surendranagar.
According to the yellow alert, Ahmedabad City is predicted to experience highs of 41 degrees Celsius from April 11 through April 13 and 25 degrees Celsius at its lowest on April 15. The highest recorded temperature in Ahmedabad on Monday was 41 degrees Celsius, which was two degrees higher than average.
According to the AMC’s heat wave action plan, a yellow alert is issued when the temperature is between 41.1 and 43 degrees Celsius and a red alert when it exceeds 45 degrees Celsius.
Light rain, primarily in the southern and Saurashtra districts, is expected on April 14 and 15, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
“Light thunderstorm with lightning and surface wind less than 40 kmph (in gust) accompanied with light rain in the districts of South Gujarat — Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad; in the districts of Saurashtra namely Amreli, Gir Somnath and Bhavnagar,” the forecast stated.
Surat recorded 40 degrees Celsius — four degrees above normal temperature, while other centres with high temperatures were Gandhinagar at 40.5 degrees Celsius, Amreli 40.4, Vadodara 40.2, Rajkot 39.7, Bhavnagar and Deesa 39, Mahuva 38.8, Keshod 38.7, Bhuj 38.1, Kandla Airport 37.6 and Porbandar 33.4 degrees Celsius.