Several parts of the Indian subcontinent is facing extreme weather condition which is predicted to last for a week now. Many places Himalayan foothills are experiencing the heat with temperatures rising above 45 degree Celsius.
Heatwave in India
This kind of extreme temperature is quite worrisome for the people in the country, especially in the month of April. Delhi reported the highest temperature in April after 72 years. It was more than 4 degree above the normal temperature. Rajasthan too has been facing furnace like temperature rising to over 46 degree last week. Jodhpur and Bikaner are predicted to record 45 degree temperature maximum on 1st of May.
According to climate experts, this kind of extreme temperature to record in spring is quite an alarming situation.
According to Robert Rhode, who is a lead scientist at Berkeley Earth said, “the significance of the current Indian/Pakistani heat wave is less about smashing records and more about very long duration. The last 6 weeks have been repeatedly challenging the top of the historical range and baking this part of the world.”
Many people in the Indian continent has reported heat strokes and dehydration. The problem of heat along with the ongoing Covid 19 situation. People are advised to wear scarfs, cotton clothes and carry an umbrella.