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Brace for hot, dry weather across Kashmir Valley this week

Kashmir is experiencing a heat wave with above normal temperatures expected to continue for a week, according to meteorological officials.

MeT has predicted hot, dry weather across Kashmir Valley this week. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 10, 2023 11:31 PM IST
By, Srinagar

Heat-proof your heart: Exercise tips to prevent cardiovascular events from heat

Be cautious during hot seasons and engage in mild physical activities. Here are tips on how to heat-proof your heart against heat-related cardiovascular events

Heat-proof your heart: Exercise tips to shield against heat-related cardiovascular events (Photo by Unsplash on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 11:49 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Southern Europe's vital tourism earnings at risk amid heatwaves and wildfires

Wildfires have chased away tourists in hard-hit parts of Greece and Italy. Rhodes saw mass cancellations of flights and the trend is similar in Sicily

Local residents look on at a burning forest fire, near Puntagorda on the Canary Island of La Palma. The fire had coincided with a heatwave that is hitting southern Europe. Spain recorded record high temperatures in 2022 and this spring as it endures a prolonged drought. Southern Europe's vital tourism earnings at risk amid heatwaves and wildfires (AP)
Published on Aug 05, 2023 03:01 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rhodes, Greece

Iran announces shut down for two days amid 'unprecedented heat'

State media reported temperatures had this week exceeded 123 degrees Fahrenheit (51 Celsius) in the southern city of Ahvaz.

Temperatures are expected to be 39 C in Tehran on Wednesday. (File) (Representational Image)(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 08:12 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Beat the heat! Here are tips to survive scorching heat waves amid health risks

Amid 140 million Americans under heat alerts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided tips on staying safe during extreme heat

With temperatures soaring and heat waves becoming a regular occurrence across US, it's crucial to identify the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.(AP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 05:05 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Alert! Heat wave engulfs US from coast to coast, 140 million Americans at risk

Over 140 million Americans are under heat alerts as a relentless heat wave grips the nation. The Northeast is bracing for its highest temperatures this year

As a relentless heat wave continues its assault on the United States, over 140 million Americans are now under heat alerts.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 08:18 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

From heat wave to thunderstorms, third of US to see extreme weather

Around 110 million Americans are affected by an oppressive heat wave that has blanketed a huge swath stretching from Southern California to Miami.

A woman finds shade in the midday heat from a parasol in North Hollywood, California on Wednesday, as a heatwave continues. (AP)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 04:50 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Italy intensifies heat wave warnings for residents, tourists as Europe began

The hot air pushed in from Africa has inflated over southern Europe and has turned Italy and surrounding countries into a giant oven as heat continues to build

A woman fills a bottle with water at the Barcaccia fountain in front of the Scalinata di Trinita dei Monti (Spanish Steps) in Rome, during a heatwave in Italy. Unforgiving heat scorched parts of the Northern Hemisphere, triggering health warnings and fanning wildfires in the latest stark reminder of the effects of global warming. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)
Published on Jul 18, 2023 11:06 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rome

Athens closes Acropolis, Europe on alert amid heatwaves by anticyclone Cerberus

Europe cities under alert include high-tourism destinations of Bologna, Florence and Rome as temperatures shoot high while other Italian cities could be hotter

The closed entrance to the Acropolis archaeological site due to extreme hot weather conditions, in Athens, Greece. In Athens, the nighttime temperature won't drop below 25C (77F) for 15 days, while many of the city's inhabitants are seeking relief on nearby beaches from as early as 6 am (Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 16, 2023 02:25 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rome

Vegas could break heat record as millions across US face scorching temperatures

Tens of millions of others across California and the Southwest, were also scrambling for ways to stay cool and safe from the dangers of extreme heat.

A man hides under what little shade was available in Las Vegas. Nearly a third of Americans were under extreme heat advisories, watches and warnings Friday, including in Las Vegas as a high pressure dome moves west from Texas. (AP)
Published on Jul 15, 2023 07:37 AM IST
Agencies |

Land temperatures cross 60° Celsius in Spain as Europe battles heatwave

In Athens and other Greek cities, working hours were changed for the public sector and many businesses to avoid the midday heat.

Tourists wear hats and drink water to stay cool as they walk at Ledras street in downtown Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday.(AP)
Published on Jul 13, 2023 11:14 PM IST
AP |

Spain hit by extreme drought amid heatwaves. Here's what tourists should know

Soaring temperatures and unusual lack of rain is touching virtually all aspects of daily life in Spain. If you are travelling to the European country, know this

People cool off at an urban beach of Madrid Rio park in Madrid, Spain. More than 10 of Spain's regions are on red alert for the second day of the latest heat wave, with temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Published on Jul 13, 2023 03:19 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Extreme weather warning for US West and East Coast

Extreme weather continues to impact the US, with record-breaking heat on the West Coast and the aftermath of Tropical Storm Elsa on the East Coast.

The sun sets during a heatwave in Peoria, Arizona, US, on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. A massive heat wave will build in the southern US and expand into the Pacific Northwest this week, with temperatures in the Southwest rising to as much as 120F (49C) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Photographer: Ash Ponders/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 12:03 AM IST

Heat waves are here to stay, it's time we prepare for them

Climate disasters need mitigation efforts, relief measures and most importantly, meticulous data collection. We're still not alert for deaths caused due to heat

Heat wave-related deaths are a cause for concern, as it is difficult to put a number to the deaths due to heat stress because most are not even documented.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 03:35 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Tomatoes 120/kg, ginger 250/kg: After heatwave, rains soar vegetable prices

Wholesale market officials claimed the prices will likely moderate in the next 10-12 days with the arrival of fresh vegetable stocks.

A vendor sorts tomatoes at a market, in Nagpur on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 04:36 AM IST

Heat exhaustion heat stroke during pregnancy: Signs and symptoms, prevention

Here are four main concerns for pregnant women during a heat wave, the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke during pregnancy and prevention tips

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke during pregnancy: Signs and symptoms, prevention tips (Photo by Anna Hecker on Unsplash)
Published on Jul 01, 2023 07:16 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Deadly heatwave claims over 100 lives in Mexico, temperatures soar to 50°C

Nearly all the deaths were attributed to heat stroke, while some were caused due to dehydration.

In the past two weeks in Mexico, heat-related causes killed more than 100 people.(AFP/ Representative image)
Published on Jun 30, 2023 09:09 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Hyperthermia and heatstroke: Symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatments

As scorching summer peaks, here's understanding the symptoms, risk factors, prevention and prompt treatment associated with hyperthermia and heatstroke

Hyperthermia and heatstroke: Symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatments (HT Files)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 12:11 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Air conditioner can pose a risk of heatstroke. Here are some dos and don'ts

Did you know that your air conditioner can pose a risk of heatstroke? Health experts reveal how and suggest some dos and don'ts this summer

Air conditioner can pose a risk of heatstroke. Here are some dos and don'ts (Photo by Carlos Lindner on Unsplash )
Published on Jun 22, 2023 08:39 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Cause and Effect | The hidden threat of heat-related deaths

With over 100 deaths in India, extreme heat's impact becomes evident. The heat wave's hidden dangers demand immediate action to mitigate heat stress.

Women walk as they carry pitchers filled with drinking water on a hot summer afternoon in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, on June 17.(AP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 05:42 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

UP, Bihar deaths indicate lapses in heat action plans

The Bihar heat action plan also focuses on closing shops during intense heat days

View of a ward where a jumbo cooler has been installed for the heat stroke patients admitted at a hospital during extreme weather conditions, in Ballia, Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Heatwave needs a swift response

Death of nearly 100 people calls for a response spanning health care, policy, and governance

How does heat kill? Extreme temperature saps the body of moisture and energy, and rapid dehydration prompts confusion, nausea and dizziness.(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2023 09:47 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Parts of U.P. to get heat respite from Tuesday: Met

The Met also predicted thunderstorms and lightning with strong winds (30-40 kmph) over 24 districts.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 09:36 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Ballia deaths due to heatwave or something else? What health officials say

The chief medical superintendent of the district hospital has been removed for informing wrong death tally.

Family members of patients admitted at a hospital due to heatwave conditions, in Ballia.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 07:45 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Rain brings some relief, as govt claims no death due to heat

Hospital sources, however, said that 12 deaths, many related to heat, were reported at the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) and the Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH) during the last 24 hours.

Rain lashes Patna on Sunday. IMD officials, however, said the monsoon would take some more time to become active in Bihar. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Jharkhand: Summer vacation up to Class 8 extended till June 21

Jharkhand: This is for the third time that the summer break was extended this year.

Jharkhand: Summer vacation up to Class 8 extended till June 21 (HT File/Picture for representational purpose only)
Published on Jun 18, 2023 03:19 PM IST
PTI | , Ranchi

Opposition attacks U.P. govt over power crisis

The public would not tolerate any exploitation and harassment in the form of ‘costly electricity’ and ‘disruptive power supply’, said SP national general secretary Shivpal Yadav in a tweet.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said there was a ‘power outage’ in Uttar Pradesh’s power department (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Cyclone Biparjoy has delayed southwest monsoon in U.P. by a week: Met

Usually, the monsoon arrives in U.P. by June 18 and it reaches Lucknow in three days’ time. However, it will get delayed by a week this year.

For representation only (HT File)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 07:50 PM IST

People over 60 advised to stay indoors as temperatures soar in north India

In April, the heat caused 13 people to die at a government event in financial capital of Mumbai and prompted some states to close all schools for a week.

The scorching summer has sparked power outages across the state, leaving people with no running water, fans, or air conditioners. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 17, 2023 01:25 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Monsoon update: Heavy rainfall, thunderstorm likely in these states; Check out

IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over various parts of the country. However, heat waves are likely to prevail in some parts for next five days.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted in parts of northeast, northwest and adjoining central India until next five days. (PTI)
Published on Jun 17, 2023 08:23 AM IST
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