India Meteorological Department-Patna (IMD-Patna) data shows that night temperatures have shot up by four to five degrees above normal over the past few days and a grueling summer is on the cards. It is predicted that the average temperature could be higher than normal by a few notches, especially in March and April, as a result of the El Niño effect.
This has been reported in telegraphindia.com dated 20 February 2016.
Bihar had experienced one of the warmest winters in the past 50 years, without a single cold-wave spell. The season had arrived late and, the minimum temperature had remained at 13 degrees Celsius or below only in the third week of December. Meteorologists attribute this trend to higher sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean, known as the El Niño.
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