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Several other parts of northwest India also continued to record severe heat wave conditions on Wednesday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Deadly heat waves will become more common in South Asia, say scientists

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 01:05 PM IST
According to the research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, with two degrees of warming, the population's exposure to lethal temperatures rises by close to three times as compared to recent years.
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the US said the thickness of this top layer of the ocean is responsible for marine heat events.(Unsplash)
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the US said the thickness of this top layer of the ocean is responsible for marine heat events.(Unsplash)

Marine heat waves may become more intense, frequent, say scientists

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 05:52 PM IST
The mixed layer of the ocean which blankets the top 20 to 200 metres is becoming thinner each year, says a new study which warns that the continued loss of this buffer may lead to more frequent and destructive warming events such as marine heat waves.
Look back to plan for the future. Heritage towns such as Jaisalmer are great examples of how built-up areas can be cooler and improve microclimate(Shutterstock)
Look back to plan for the future. Heritage towns such as Jaisalmer are great examples of how built-up areas can be cooler and improve microclimate(Shutterstock)

Broaden the idea of a smart city in India | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:44 AM IST
To tackle the climate crisis and make cities liveable, invest in energy-efficient buildings and microclimate
India’s cities fail to battle old and new challenges because of several reasons(AP)
India’s cities fail to battle old and new challenges because of several reasons(AP)

Why the new climate centre for cities matters | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:13 AM IST
Already bearing the impact of the climate crisis, it can help cities bridge gaps
According to power ministry data, peak power demand met was recorded at 170.54 GW on July 2, which is just 2.61 per cent lower than 175.12 GW in July 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
According to power ministry data, peak power demand met was recorded at 170.54 GW on July 2, which is just 2.61 per cent lower than 175.12 GW in July 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Power demand slump narrows to 2.6% in July beginning

New Delhii | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Unlock 2.0 is expected to bring economic activities to almost normal levels, which would be reflected in power demand data. The government had started easing the lockdown from April 20, 2020.
The report has been prepared by the Centre for Climate Change Research, a cell under MoES’ Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.(AFP)
The report has been prepared by the Centre for Climate Change Research, a cell under MoES’ Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.(AFP)

Temperature over India likely to rise by over 4 degrees Celsius by end of 21st century: Govt report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:45 PM IST
India’s average temperature has risen by around 0.7 degree Celsius during 1901–2018, largely on account of Green House Gases-induced warming, states the report by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, the region is not likely to witness a heat wave till June 15.(AFP)
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department, the region is not likely to witness a heat wave till June 15.(AFP)

Mercury rises above 42 degree Celsius in parts of Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a maximum of 41.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal.
Scientists say it is unlikely that these regions will record severe heat or heat waves anymore this season. Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
Scientists say it is unlikely that these regions will record severe heat or heat waves anymore this season. Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)

Thundershower likely this week in Delhi-NCR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:52 AM IST
Parts of the NCR, including Delhi, received showers Sunday morning, due to the influence of a western disturbance that is impacting the Western Himalayas.
The met department has said heat wave conditions will continue for the next 24 hours in 26 of 33 districts in the state.(AFP)
The met department has said heat wave conditions will continue for the next 24 hours in 26 of 33 districts in the state.(AFP)

Heat wave continues in Rajasthan but some relief in sight from May 29

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 06:38 PM IST
The met department has warned of heat wave conditions in 26 of 33 districts in the state over the next 24 hours. However some relief from the heat wave is expected from May 29 to June 2 with dust storms and thunder storms predicted, said Met department director Shiv Ganesh.
According to the Met department, heat wave is considered if the maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 40°C or more for plains.(REUTERS)
According to the Met department, heat wave is considered if the maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 40°C or more for plains.(REUTERS)

Heatwave grips parts of country, Maharashtra’s Sonegaon hottest location in India: 10 points

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The IMD has issued a “red” warning for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the next two days. 
The temperature may take a slight dip later next week with a possibility of rain and thunderstorm around Friday (May 29) in the national capital.(REUTERS)
The temperature may take a slight dip later next week with a possibility of rain and thunderstorm around Friday (May 29) in the national capital.(REUTERS)

‘No respite from scorching heat wave in Delhi over the weekend, temperature likely to soar to 46°C’: IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 04:14 PM IST
The Met department, in its city weather forecast bulletin, suggests that the temperature in Delhi is likely to rise as high as 46 degree Celsius on Sunday.
In May, the maximum temperature Delhi recorded was on May 10 at 40.9 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.(AP)
In May, the maximum temperature Delhi recorded was on May 10 at 40.9 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.(AP)

Heat wave in northwest, central and south India as Cyclone Amphan exits

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 06:56 PM IST
India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said there will be a two-four degrees Celsius rise in maximum temperature over northwest, central and west India in the next to three days.
Beat the heat? India struggles to keep cool during Covid-19 lockdown.(Unsplash)
Beat the heat? India struggles to keep cool during Covid-19 lockdown.(Unsplash)

Beat the heat? India struggles to keep cool during Covid-19 lockdown

Thomson Reuters Foundation, New Delhi | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Authorities regularly issue advisories on how to keep cool during the summer months of May and June, including advice to drink water frequently, find shady spots and use fans. But following that advice could be more difficult this year with most of the country’s 1.3 billion people trapped indoors as a result of a lockdown to try to stem spread of the coronavirus.
Summer sets in March in the core heat wave zones of the north, central and east India, and intensifies in April and May until the first week of June, when the monsoon winds arrive.. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Summer sets in March in the core heat wave zones of the north, central and east India, and intensifies in April and May until the first week of June, when the monsoon winds arrive.. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

‘This summer is unusual with no major heatwaves, say meteorologists

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The IMD predicted above normal temperatures in core heat wave zones this summer. However, the temperature has not peaked to that level yet.

Summer to be hotter this year in Chandigarh: IMD

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:07 AM IST
According to the report, both average maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to stay around a notch above normal in Chandigarh during the three summer months. The period from March to May is considered summer, with monsoon starting in June
After a warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), authorities in Kerala had rescheduled working hours of labourers and others who work in the open.(Representative image/HT Photo)
After a warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), authorities in Kerala had rescheduled working hours of labourers and others who work in the open.(Representative image/HT Photo)

Mercury rising: It’s only February, but Kerala is already scorching

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Meteorologists say January was the hottest in many years and February may also break the record if the current situation continues.
The koala’s prompt gulping of water is making people melt.(Instagram/@bikebug2019)
The koala’s prompt gulping of water is making people melt.(Instagram/@bikebug2019)

Thirsty koala stops cyclist for some water, video is making netizens cry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 04:22 PM IST
The clip shows a native koala clinging to Heusler’s cycle as she helps the marsupial have a drink from her water bottle.
Much of India will face a grim water future, and what we do now will have an enduring impact on us and our children(PTI)
Much of India will face a grim water future, and what we do now will have an enduring impact on us and our children(PTI)

India must not look at its water crisis in isolation

By Aditi Mukherji
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 02:09 PM IST
India’s water woes, though, stem largely from its over-dependence on groundwater, and here, the climate links are less pronounced because underground aquifers take much longer to react to changes in temperature and rainfall
Artist Thomas Starr poses next to a sign, part of a public design installation, on the banks of the Oyster River in Durham. Starr, a graphic and information design professor from Boston's Northeastern University, created the project to address possible effects of climate change.(AP)
Artist Thomas Starr poses next to a sign, part of a public design installation, on the banks of the Oyster River in Durham. Starr, a graphic and information design professor from Boston's Northeastern University, created the project to address possible effects of climate change.(AP)

Artist uses ‘historic’ markers to raise climate awareness

DURHAM, N.H. | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 12:19 PM IST
The signs are based on possibilities laid out in the scientific research that the towns have used to develop their climate plans and written from the perspective of someone in the 22nd century looking back.
On July 9, the government informed the Lok Sabha that over 2,400 people died due to extreme weather events in the last one year. Between 1980 and 2010, the government added, India experienced 431 major natural disasters. The climate-laggard states must realise that along with saving lives, economic gain and climate action can go hand in hand(AP)
On July 9, the government informed the Lok Sabha that over 2,400 people died due to extreme weather events in the last one year. Between 1980 and 2010, the government added, India experienced 431 major natural disasters. The climate-laggard states must realise that along with saving lives, economic gain and climate action can go hand in hand(AP)

The adverse impact of climate change | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:34 PM IST
Extreme weather-related events are causing more deaths. States must wake up
People cool off at the Trocadero Fountains next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on July 23, 2019 as a new heatwave hits Europe.(AFP)
People cool off at the Trocadero Fountains next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on July 23, 2019 as a new heatwave hits Europe.(AFP)

Europe heatwave breaks records, Mercury set to go higher

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 05:32 PM IST
With Europe wilting under the impact of its second heatwave in as many months, here’s a look at why it has suddenly got so hot? Is it linked to climate change? And how CO2 emissions have tripled since 1990 as well as the role played by the global rise in air-conditioning
A mother and child cool off at a fountain in Antwerp, Belgium, on Thursday as an extreme heat alert was sounded.(AP Photo)
A mother and child cool off at a fountain in Antwerp, Belgium, on Thursday as an extreme heat alert was sounded.(AP Photo)

Killer heat in Europe

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:17 PM IST
While Delhiites enjoyed a relatively pleasant maximum temperature of 32°C on Thursday, their European counterparts had no such luck.
People cool off at a park in the Navy Yard neighborhood on July 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. An excessive heat warning remains in effect throughout the weekend according to the National Weather Service.(AFP FILE)
People cool off at a park in the Navy Yard neighborhood on July 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. An excessive heat warning remains in effect throughout the weekend according to the National Weather Service.(AFP FILE)

Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern US, with sweaty nights ahead

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:14 PM IST
Heat is the deadliest of all weather phenomena, according to the weather service, and cities from Chicago to New York urged residents to seek refuge at cooling centers set up in locations ranging from libraries to shopping malls.
Tweeple showered different kinds of comments on the tweets by the department.(Twitter/@NWSOmaha)
Tweeple showered different kinds of comments on the tweets by the department.(Twitter/@NWSOmaha)

Can you bake biscuit inside a car on a hot summer day? These people tried

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 10:33 AM IST
The experiment was conducted to show and warn people about the excessive heat wave in the area.
A man drinks from a water pipe along a highway on a hot summer day, New Delhi, Sunday, June 30, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A man drinks from a water pipe along a highway on a hot summer day, New Delhi, Sunday, June 30, 2019.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi witnesses second driest June in 26 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Even though the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast that Delhi could receive a slight drizzle this week, the city might have to wait a few more days before the rain relief.
(Hindustan Times Media)
(Hindustan Times Media)

Delhi schools’ summer holidays extended by a week for students upto Class 8

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 03:30 PM IST
The schools for up to classes 8 will reopen from July 8 while for the higher classes will reopen from Monday as per the earlier schedule.
People cover themselves to beat the heat during a hot summer day, in Noida(Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)
People cover themselves to beat the heat during a hot summer day, in Noida(Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)

Another spell of heatwave from today in Delhi: IMD

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 04:28 AM IST
A heat wave is declared when the maximum temperature hits 45 degrees Celsius, or is above 40 degrees Celsius in summer, with a variation of five degrees or more above normal. On Saturday, the city woke up to a minimum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.
People cover their faces to protect themselves from the scorching heat in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
People cover their faces to protect themselves from the scorching heat in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

India facing sea level rise amid severe heat: Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 05:56 AM IST
India is confronting a range of climate change-influenced effects, ranging from severe heat waves to an increase in the frequency and magnitude of extreme rainfall and rising sea levels, the ministry of earth sciences has warned.
The video has amassed over 94,000 views - and counting.(Facebook/@zoovienna)
The video has amassed over 94,000 views - and counting.(Facebook/@zoovienna)

Orangutans play with water to beat European heatwave. Watch video

Berlin | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 12:33 PM IST
At Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, keeper Fredi Maier said staff members were trying hard to provide some heat relief to the orangutans.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visited a hospital in Gaya on June 20, 2019, where most of the heat stroke patients are being treated.(HT Photo)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visited a hospital in Gaya on June 20, 2019, where most of the heat stroke patients are being treated.(HT Photo)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits heat stroke patients in Gaya hospital, holds review meet

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 02:13 PM IST
Nitish Kumar was accompanied by his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and cabinet colleague Krishnanadan Verma.
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