heat wave

UN, Red Cross seek better preparation for future heat waves

The report, “Extreme Heat: Preparing for the Heatwaves of the Future,” said 38 heat waves accounted for the deaths of more than 70,000 people worldwide from 2010 to 2019.

published on : 10th October 2022

UN sums up climate science: world heading in wrong direction

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the floods in Pakistan, heat waves in Europe, and droughts in places such as China, the Horn of Africa, and the US—and pointed the finger at fossil fuels.

published on : 13th September 2022

Wheat production drops due to March heat wave

The agriculture ministry’s fourth advance estimate for the year released Wednesday said India’s wheat production is projected to have reduced by nearly 3 per cent to 1,068.4 lakh metric tonnes.

published on : 20th August 2022

The fire at the end of the world

In California, heat waves killed 599 people between 2010 and 2019. In America’s hottest city, Phoenix, Arizona, there were about 200 heat-related deaths in 2020 when 53 days cooked at 43°C.

published on : 7th August 2022

INTERVIEW | ‘Big polluters must step up climate efforts’: Madhavan Rajeevan

Rajeevan, former secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, says the human-induced climate change is now disruptively discernible.

published on : 26th July 2022

Record temperatures set across US as heat wave engulfs nation

Washington and Philadelphia have both declared heat emergencies and warned their residents to remain vigilant.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Opening windows at night, using shades can keep buildings cool during extreme heat waves: US study

Researchers from the University of Oregon in the US employed simulations using weather data from a 2021 severe heat wave especially in the Pacific Northwest.

published on : 28th June 2022

Firefighters in Spain battle wildfires across the country

There have been no reports of lives lost, but the flames reached some villages both in Zamora and in central Navarra. Videos shot by passengers showed flames licking the sides of the road. 

published on : 19th June 2022

Delhi's Darlipali second unit back to grid after eight weeks

Much to the relief of the State, the second unit of the NTPC’s Darlipali super critical power station in Sundargarh district has come back to the grid on Thursday.

published on : 17th June 2022

Rainfall over next five days to quell heat wave in Delhi

Delhiites got some respite from sweltering weather after 12 days, as no heat wave was recorded in any part of the city on Thursday.

published on : 17th June 2022

Delhi heat wave: Met office says no relief till weekend

On Monday, Safdarjung, Delhi ‘s base station recorded a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees C, three notches above normal. 

published on : 7th June 2022

IMD predicts heatwave in Telangana

As maximum temperatures are likely rise in the afternoon, IMD advised people not to venture out between 12 noon to 3 pm.

published on : 4th June 2022

Cooling effect: Light rain may bring respite in Delhi today

Delhi so far has been reeling under extremely high temperatures and hot dry winds, which has had a toll on the residents while any respite so far has been brief. 

published on : 20th May 2022

Dip in mercury gives some relief to residents of Delhi

Gusty winds, cloudy skies likely for next few days, however, heatwave may return soon

published on : 17th May 2022

Centre tells schools to start classes at 7 am and wind up by noon to fight heat wave

The government also asked schools to relax norms regarding school uniforms and said students might be allowed to wear loose and light coloured cotton dresses and canvas shoes

published on : 11th May 2022

Delhi in cloudy sky, light drizzle keeps mercury in check

The city witnessed gusty winds and drizzle in some parts of the national capital on Friday evening which extended the cooling effect.

published on : 7th May 2022

Rain respite as IMD rings system bell in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

IMD says a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over south Andaman Sea around May 4

published on : 4th May 2022

AC sales hit record high of 17.5 lakh units in April; to touch 90 lakh in 2022: CEMA 

Manufacturers such as Voltas, Panasonic, Hitachi, LG and Haier posted record sales in April.

published on : 3rd May 2022

More people feel need to visit hosps as heat wave looms larger 

As the heat wave continues across the State, the day temperatures inches closer to 45 oC in the city.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Respite from heat wave: IMD predicts fall in Odisha's day temperature, LoPAR in sight

Climatologically, there have been 69 cyclonic disturbances over the north Indian Ocean including 48 over the Bay of Bengal and 21 over the Arabian Sea between 1961 and 2020.

published on : 30th April 2022
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