With 13 of India’s 15 hottest years on record occurring since 2002, intense heat appears to be the new normal.
IMD predicts that there will be no heat wave for the next five days despite a slight rise in temperature in north India. Rains will also continue at isolated places
The record-shattering rise in mercury in Chhattisgarh led weathermen to examine the temperature measuring instruments.
Telangana reels under harsh heat wave conditions; mercury touches 46 degree celsius at Ramagundam, Nalgonda
According to a senior official of the State Disaster Management, as many as 167 people died reportedly due to heat wave related problems since 1 April this year.
Five hottest places in the country fell under Maharashtra's Vidarbha region even as other states including Delhi, which experienced the hottest March day since 2011, also reeled under searing heat on Friday.
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Firstpost spoke to Jeevanprakash Kulkarni, a senior meteorologist from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, who is presently associated with a forum called Satarkindia that issues warning based on various climatic scenarios
A heat index – a measure of how hot it really feels to humans– is calculated based on actual temperatures and relative humidity levels.
s many as 315 heat wave-related deaths have been reported in Telangana since the beginning of the summer season till 21 May
Several parts of north and west India continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions
The heat wave is continuing to wreck havoc. The mercury touched a scorching 47 degrees Celsius in some part of the National Capital Region on Wednesday.
The MET office has forecast heavy rains in parts of Andhra Pradesh as the depression over southwest Bay of Bengal may intensify into a cyclonic storm.
Death toll due to the heat wave since the beginning of this summer has surged to 143 in Telangana.
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There was no let up in the heat wave gripping Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday while the met office has issued a warning of severe heat wave conditions.
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Severe heat wave conditions are likely to prevail over isolated places in several districts of Telangana for the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in Hyderabad on Friday.
With several parts of the country recording above normal temperatures, the summer of 2016 could possibly be the hottest summer, the IMD on Thursday said.