Tuesday, 3 May 2016

1.252 billion people in India in danger

1.252 billion in danger! India heat wave update: 46.5 degrees Celsius (116F) and rising!

the Big Wobble,
2 May, 2016

Heatwave conditions continued to sweep several parts of the country with Rajasthans Phalodi recording the maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius.

National capital New Delhi faced unpleasant weather conditions where the maximum temperature was recorded at 42 degrees Celsius.

In Rajasthan, the highest temperature of 46.5 was recorded at Phalodi town in Jodhpur district, followed by Sri Ganganagar (46.3), Churu (46), Bikaner (45.8), and Barmer (45.2), and Jaipur (43.3). Heat wave prevailed across Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad being the hottest place at 45.1 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab and Haryana, Hisar was the hottest place at 44.7 degrees Celsius and most places in the two states recorded the seasons highest maximum temperature so far, the MeT Department office in Chandigarh said.
In Punjab, Amritsar recorded 42.3 deg C.

In Odisha, after a brief respite from scorching heat, the mercury soared in most parts of the state where Bhawanipatna remained the hottest place at 45.5 degrees Celsius.

The state capital Bhubaneswar touched 44 degree Celsius.

Eastern state of Jharkhand also faced heatwave conditions where the maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Jamshedpur followed by Palamu (43.8), Garhwa (43), and Ranchi and Lohardagga (both 40).

In West Bengal, Kolkata sizzled at 40.1 degrees Celsius, where the MeT department forecast possibility of rain and thunderstorms within a couple of days.

Bihar continued to sizzle under spell of heatwave with Gaya being the hottest place at 42.9 degree Celsius followed by Patna (40.4).

In Keralas capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, where the maximum temperature was 35 degrees Celsius, the District Collector has ordered no schools will function till May 20 due to heatwave conditions.

Yesterday, two persons - 50-year-old daily wage worker Damodaran had collapsed and died, and 80 year-old Cheriya Raman, who was walking on the road collapsed and died, in suspected case of sunstroke deaths in Keralas Kozhikode.

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