India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that northwest and central India experienced their hottest April in 122 years.
The average maximum temperatures were recorded 35.9 and 37.78 degrees Celsius for northwest and central India respectively.
Temperature would continue to be above normal also in May, the IMD added.
Addressing a press conference, India Meteorological Department Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said northwest and west-central parts of the country will continue to experience above-normal temperatures in May as well and nights would be warmer in May in most parts of the country, except in some regions of south peninsular India.
The average temperature observed pan-India for April was 35.05 degrees, which was the fourth-highest in 122 years, he said.