The summer is almost here but how scorching it will be is now being assessed.
The Met office says that the masses in India should prepare for a hot spring and a scorching summer.
The Met office says average temperatures from March to May is more than likely to be more than 1 degree Celsius.
These months are expected to be particularly merciless in north India.
Delhi along with Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan may witness average temperatures soar over 1.5 degrees above normal.
The maximum rise, however, has been projected in the hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
It was said that the average temperatures could be a massive 2.3 degrees higher than usual.
The seasonal forecast as released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday also notes for a higher likelihood of heat waves.
This zone includes Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra and coastal Andhra Pradesh.