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Twin studies forecast deadlier and more sweeping heatwaves in India and world

Tiny temperature rise can make mass deaths twice as likely; unchecked emissions can expose 3/4ths of humanity to deadly heatwaves.

Monsoon touches Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal; UP still sizzles under heat wave

The much-awaited south-west monsoon finally reached Mumbai and also covered parts of Maharashtra. Delhi, however, witnessed a hot day.

India likely to experience ‘deadly heat wave’, study shows

Their study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, shows that, while India’s average temperatures rose by more than 0.5 degrees C (0.9 degrees F) between 1960 and 2009, the probability of India experiencing a massive heat-related mortality event — defined by more than 100 deaths — shot up by 146 percent.

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Met issues heat wave alert for 2 days in northern part of state

Heat wave conditions are most likely to prevail in parts of North Gujarat and Kutch region for June 6 and 7, the alert stated.

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As power cuts continue, Delhi govt asks discoms to get act together

Kejriwal said his government has given policy directions to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), adding that unscheduled power cuts have to be fixed within two hours.

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Hot weather leads to dip in water level of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh

Though the Sukhna Lake witnesses a dip in water level every summer, this year more water has receded, exposing portions of the lake bed at the regulator end.

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Amid heat wave, power demand sets new record in Delhi, crosses 6000 MW

The earlier record for highest demand for power in the capital was on July 15, 2014, when it touched 5925 MW.

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Ahmedabad records hottest day in century as mercury hits 48 degrees Celcius

Excessive heat claimed one more life in Ahmedabad — fourth since Monday. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation-run V S Hospital has reported 27 heat-related cases since May 1.

Mercury rises, power bills give parts of Pune a shocker

MSEDCL chief assures that immediate action will be taken

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North sizzles, maximum temp crosses 50

The temperature crossed 50 degrees at Phalodi in western Rajasthan during the day. It recorded the highest temperature of 50.5 degrees, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

Hottest day of season so far: Chandigarh simmers at 43.1 degree celcius

WITH THE maximum recorded temperature rising up to 43.1 degrees Celsius (°C) on Wednesday, Chandigarh recorded the highest temperature of the year so far. The temperature was recorded five degrees above the normal temperature. “Till now, we had not experienced a heat wave as the departure from normal temperature was not more than 4°C. Today […]

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IMD issues ‘severe heat wave’ warning for north, central India; Ahmedabad boils at 46.9 degrees

In its forecast, the IMD has issued “severe heat wave” warning for Gujarat, west and east Rajasthan, west and east Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, west and east Madhya Pradesh for the next three days.

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There is no heatwave as yet, says Chandigarh Meteorological Department

For the last few days, the temperature has been fluctuating between 34 and 42 degrees.

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Mercury soars to 41oC, Maharashtra gears up with heat wave advisory for May

The regional met centre from Mumbai had intimated the state regarding the heat wave conditions with temperatures slated to go higher than 45 degree Celsius.

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Heat wave kills 49 in Telangana, 79 in Odisha

In Jharkhand, Jamshedpur recorded a high of 45.8 degree C, six degrees above normal, while several districts in Jharkhand experienced heat wave conditions.