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From uneasy to unbearable: Delhi heat at dangerous levels

The wet-bulb temperature in Delhi also rose to 33.7 degrees, the highest so far this year, after hitting 32.11 degrees on Monday.
Wet-bulb temperatures of over 32 degrees makes it difficult for even fit and acclimatised people to work outdoors.(HT Photo)
Wet-bulb temperatures of over 32 degrees makes it difficult for even fit and acclimatised people to work outdoors.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 05:20 AM IST

Ecostani | On normal monsoons, IMD data hides more than it reveals

  • The India Meteorological Department's definition of a normal monsoon requires urgent change. As extreme weather events rise due to the climate crisis, cumulative rainfall alone cannot define a season.  
It is awareness about the number of rainy hours that can help make people understand the impacts of the climate crisis on the Indian monsoon. (HT File Photo)
It is awareness about the number of rainy hours that can help make people understand the impacts of the climate crisis on the Indian monsoon. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 02:13 PM IST

Delhi: Temperature starts inching up, may touch 40°C by tomorrow, says IMD

Following the early morning thunderstorm, Delhi had recorded a maximum temperature of 31.5°C on Monday. It was 32.5°C on Tuesday and 34.4°C on Wednesday.
Commuters out in Connaught Place on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Commuters out in Connaught Place on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 27, 2022 05:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi calls for measures to avoid deaths due to heatwave at review meet

  • Regarding the southwest monsoon preparedness, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised all states and UTs to frame the ‘Flood Preparedness Plans’ and undertake appropriate measures.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review the preparations for the heatwave management and monsoon preparedness, in New Delhi on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review the preparations for the heatwave management and monsoon preparedness, in New Delhi on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 05, 2022 10:15 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Heatwave to return to northwest, central India from May 7 onwards: IMD

  • The Met department in its latest bulletin said that Uttar Pradesh, west Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab will get isolated rainfall on Thursday before a fresh spell of heatwave conditions starts on May 7.
The IMD said heatwave conditions will return in south Haryana, southwest UP, MP, Vidarbha (in Maharashtra), and Delhi on May 8 and remain till May 9.(HT Photo)
The IMD said heatwave conditions will return in south Haryana, southwest UP, MP, Vidarbha (in Maharashtra), and Delhi on May 8 and remain till May 9.(HT Photo)
Published on May 05, 2022 05:50 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
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