heatwave

Heat-related deaths rise by 55 per cent in India from 2000-04 to 2017-21: Lancet report

During March-April, 2022, India experienced a heat wave that was 30 times more likely to have happened because of climate change. 

published on : 26th October 2022

'Record-breaking heat increased vulnerability of half of Delhi's population': Report

The report said that by the 2050s, over 1.6 billion people living in over 970 cities will be regularly exposed to three-month average temperatures reaching at least 35 degrees Celsius.

published on : 14th September 2022

Injuries, destruction reported in Northern California blaze

The Northern California blaze Friday forced as many as 7,500 residents to leave. Suzi Brady, a Cal Fire spokeswoman, said several people were injured and taken to a hospital.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Experts link recent drop in wheat production to climate change, urge India to take it up at COP27

The wheat crop decline is likely to have been caused by a heatwave that resulted in shrivelled grains in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana.

published on : 28th August 2022

Half of China hit by drought in worst heatwave on record

The world's second-largest economy has experienced over 70 days of heatwaves, flash floods and droughts, phenomena that scientists say are becoming more frequent due to climate change.

published on : 25th August 2022

Heatwave: Chinese city dims outdoor advertisements, subway lights to battle power crunch

The mercury has soared beyond 40 degrees Celsius in Sichuan province this week, fueling massive demand for air conditioning and drying up reservoirs in a region reliant on dams for its electricity.

published on : 19th August 2022

Government projects record foodgrain production, lower wheat output in 2021-22 crop year 

The wheat production is estimated to have declined due to heatwave that resulted in shrivelled grains in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana.

published on : 17th August 2022

Spain water crisis: Historic drought, heatwave grills country; reservoirs at just 25 per cent of their capacity

Spain is the second most visited country and significant amounts of water are used in tourism infrastructures. But agriculture absorbs the bulk -- over 80 per cent -- of the country's water resources.

published on : 8th August 2022

China swelters under record heat as weather turns volatile 

Saturday marked the "Great Heat" day on China's traditional calendar, long recognised as the hottest period of the year, but this summer has been exceptionally warm.

published on : 25th July 2022

Expect extreme weather to turn more calamitous

Even if all the countries decrease emissions to stick to the 2 degree-level as per the Paris Agreement, there will still be an increase in extreme weather and climate events.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Major economies such as India face 'cascading' crises driven by climate change: Analysis

And, as Europe counts the cost of another record-shattering heatwave, the analysis showed how even nations with typically few climate-linked crises will need to adapt as global temperatures rise.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Heavy shower breaks long spell of heatwave in Delhi

Waterlogging in some key stretches chokes traffic in city 

published on : 21st July 2022

679 people died in eight days of Spain's second heatwave

The Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) said that 169 deaths occurred on July 17 alone, according to the news agency, Xinhua.

published on : 21st July 2022

As fires ease in southern Europe, blaze hits Greek capital

At least two people were hospitalised in the Greek capital with breathing problems and minor burns.

published on : 20th July 2022

Europe heatwave: UK faces historic high temperature at 40.3 degree Celsius mark

It did feel like for days the prospect of hitting that 40-degree mark was somewhat of a preoccupation, the previous record being 38.7 degrees Celsius three years ago.

published on : 20th July 2022

UN warns heatwaves will happen more often until 2060s

The WMO held a joint press conference with the World Health Organization, its sister UN agency, about the fierce heatwave hitting western Europe.

published on : 20th July 2022

UK sizzles on hottest day ever at 40C

The Met Office red warning of danger to life from extreme heat remains in place for much of central, northern, and south-east England, including the capital city.

published on : 19th July 2022

Europe heatwave: France on high alert as wildfires engulf southwest of continent 

The heatwave is the second to engulf parts of southwest Europe in weeks, and blazes burning in France, Greece, Portugal and Spain have destroyed thousands of hectares of land. 

published on : 18th July 2022

Rain lashes Delhi, brings respite from severe heat

IMD further predicted that rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning are very likely to occur over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh-Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during the next three days.

published on : 17th July 2022

England faces first-ever red weather warning over extreme heat wave

The unprecedented warning implies there is a danger to life across all age groups and is classed as a national emergency.

published on : 15th July 2022
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