Calling it the highest recognised temperature to have been recorded in the last 76 years, the WMO said the two observations are evaluated as third (tied within uncertainty limits) and fourth highest for the continental region of Asia.
While several unusually extreme factors have combined to make this a particularly bad year for water, experts say the shortage is more of a structural problem, and the situation would not improve significantly even in a good monsoon year.
Weather forecast and Temperature today India LIVE News Updates: In the coming days, heat wave conditions are also expected in some parts of west Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Marathwada and in isolated pockets of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and east Rajasthan.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in a Facebook post, exhorted people particularly in Kozhikode district, as well as those residing in the belt ranging from Thrissur to Kannur to follow safety guidelines issued by the state disaster management authority (KSDMA).
At least 65 people died of heatstroke in Pakistan’s Karachi city over past three days during the Holy month of Ramazan, media reports said, amid fears the death toll could rise as the temperatures soar. According to Dawn, the Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted that “very hot weather will continue to prevail in Karachi for the […]