Tiny temperature rise can make mass deaths twice as likely; unchecked emissions can expose 3/4ths of humanity to deadly heatwaves.
The much-awaited south-west monsoon finally reached Mumbai and also covered parts of Maharashtra. Delhi, however, witnessed a hot day.
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.
Heat wave conditions are most likely to prevail in parts of North Gujarat and Kutch region for June 6 and 7, the alert stated.
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.
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.
The earlier record for highest demand for power in the capital was on July 15, 2014, when it touched 5925 MW.
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.
MSEDCL chief assures that immediate action will be taken
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.
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 […]
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.
For the last few days, the temperature has been fluctuating between 34 and 42 degrees.
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.
In Jharkhand, Jamshedpur recorded a high of 45.8 degree C, six degrees above normal, while several districts in Jharkhand experienced heat wave conditions.