Canada’s Wildfires are a Warning to India: Here is how we must shore up our cities against heatwaves

Source: Times of India Relevance: With the increasing frequency of Heatwaves in India, it needs adequate attention for mitigation. Synopsis: The frequency of Heatwaves is increasing in India. The existing measures are not enough for mitigating it. For decades, scientists have warned that the climate crisis will increase the frequency and intensity of heat waves. However,… Continue reading Canada’s Wildfires are a Warning to India: Here is how we must shore up our cities against heatwaves

Heatwave: IMD issues ‘red alert’ for several parts of north India

News: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the next two days.  Facts: Heat Wave: It is a period of abnormally high temperatures more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during the summer season in the North-Western and South Central parts of India. Time… Continue reading Heatwave: IMD issues ‘red alert’ for several parts of north India

‘June was hottest ever recorded on Earth’

According to the data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Union, June 2019 was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide. Globally Earth was 0.1 degree Celsius hotter than the previous June record in 2016. European temperatures were around 2 degrees… Continue reading ‘June was hottest ever recorded on Earth’

Heat wave to continue for a couple of days: IMD

The India Meteorological Department has said that severe heat wave conditions will continue in many parts over the next couple of days, especially in Rajasthan and several parts of north and central India. A heat wave is a period of abnormally high temperatures-more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during the summer season. Heat… Continue reading Heat wave to continue for a couple of days: IMD

Heat waves to intensify in India from next year: Study

According to a recent study titled “Future Projections of Heat Waves over India from CMIP5 Models”, frequency of heat waves and their duration in India might increase from early 2020. The study has been conducted by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). It has been published in the journal Climate Dynamics. The study examined nine… Continue reading Heat waves to intensify in India from next year: Study

World’s 15 hottest cities on Friday were all in India

All 15 cities listed as the world’s warmest on 26th April by the El Dorado weather website were from central India. The highest temperature was recorded in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone, where the maximum temperature rose to 46.6 degree Celsius. The second-highest temperature was recorded in Akola, located in Maharashtra’s Vidhabra. Nine of the 15 hottest… Continue reading World’s 15 hottest cities on Friday were all in India

Sunstroke cases on the rise in Andhra Pradesh

There has been a high number of sunstroke/heatstroke cases in Andhra Pradesh which is reeling under heat wave conditions. A heat wave is a period of abnormally high temperatures-more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during the summer season. Heat wave is considered if maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 40°C or… Continue reading Sunstroke cases on the rise in Andhra Pradesh

Sunstroke claims three lives in Kerala

Sunstroke, also known as heatstroke, has killed 3 people in Kerala. Early in March, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast heat wave conditions in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema region in Andhra Pradesh. A heat wave is a period of abnormally high temperatures-more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during… Continue reading Sunstroke claims three lives in Kerala