September heatwave to become a common occurrence in Kashmir, experts warn

September heatwave to become a common occurrence in Kashmir, experts warn

Kashmir is currently experiencing an unprecedented heatwave in September, shattering long-standing temperature records due to an ongoing dry spell that has persisted for the last 45 days. Srinagar, on September 12th, recorded a scorching maximum temperature of 34.2°C, a staggering 6.0°C above the normal seasonal average. This marks the second-highest maximum temperature ever recorded in September since the establishment … Read more

Heatwaves killed 96 people in UP and Bihar, Is it wet bulb?

South India records lowest June rainfall and highest temperatures in 122 yrs

Heat waves have recently wreaked havoc in the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, resulting in the tragic loss of 96 lives. As these regions face scorching temperatures, it is crucial to delve into the factors behind these extreme weather events and explore the concept of wet bulb temperature. Authorities have issued … Read more

Heatwaves are killing more Indians, than any other natural disaster: Report

Temperature over all ice-free oceans for May 2023 was highest on record

India is no stranger to natural disasters, from floods to earthquakes, but according to research by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat waves have caused more deaths in the country than any other natural disaster except for tropical cyclones. The IMD has released a new report titled “Heat and Cold Waves in India Processes and … Read more

Heatwaves in India put 80% of the population at risk: Study

First days of June surpass the 1.5⁰C limit

Currently, heat waves in India are increasing in frequency, intensity and lethality, placing a burden on public health, agriculture and other social, economic and cultural systems in the country. According to a study published in the journal PLOS Climate by Ramit Debnath and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge, the severity of these heat … Read more

Extreme heatwave may break human survivability limit in India

Climate Change: 2022 was the fifth warmest year on record

India could experience intense heat waves that will break the limit of human survival, according to a World Bank report. The country has recorded several deaths due to intense heat waves in the past two decades. The World Bank report titled “Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector” said the country is experiencing higher temperatures … Read more

Heatwave: Last month was fourth warmest October in 143 years

2023 projected to be one of hottest years on record on Earth

The signs of climate change continue. This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA) published a statement warning that October 2022 was the fourth warmest October on record, that is, 143 years ago. As reported by that body, the temperature of the past month has only been exceeded by October … Read more

Heatwave: What are tropical nights and why are they bad?

Climate change: Europe is fastest-warming continent on planet

Tropical nights have been recorded across England, as one city endured its hottest night since records began. A tropical night, when temperatures do not drop below 20C, occurred in three locations – two in Yorkshire and one in Nottinghamshire – on Monday night. Sheffield experienced the UK’s highest minimum temperature of 20.5°C, the warmest night … Read more

Heatwave in Kashmir spells difficult future for pastoralists

Climate Change impacts: Kashmir's agri and horti sectors at risk

This year, the annual migration of Gujjars and Bakarwals to green pastures in Kashmir has not been routine. Usually, the two pastoralist communities spend November to April in Jammu, and May to October in Kashmir, but soaring heat forced them to leave Jammu early this year. Arriving at the Banihal Pass in Kashmir late in March, Fula … Read more