The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heatwave conditions over northwest India. This will include Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, north Rajasthan, UP and northwest MP for the next two days. It will be under the influence of the dry westerly and southwesterly winds from Pakistan.
The weather department says that the present atmospheric features in these regions are not favourable for the advancement of the southwest monsoon.
On the other side, widespread rainfall has been predicted under the influence of strong moist southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal.
Heavy rainfall is likely over Bihar, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and other northeastern states during the next 5 days. But do you know which are the 10 hottest places in India at present?
Ganganagar in Rajasthan: 45.8
Churu of Rajasthan: 45.4
Pilani in Rajasthan: 44.7
Bikaner of Rajasthan: 44.4
Narnaul of Haryana/NCR: 44.0
Hissar in Haryana: 43.5
New Delhi: 43.5
Gwalior in MP: 43.4
Rohtak of Haryana: 43.4
Aligarh in UP: 43.2
The long-term heating of the blue planet is doing irreversible damage to our atmosphere. From fossil fuel burning to other anthropogenic activities, global warming is leading to extreme weather conditions worldwide.
When it comes to South Asia, the extreme heatwave will become common in the near future, as per scientists. India too is experiencing heat waves for a decade.
Excessive carbon emissions done by Europe and the US over the last 200 years are mostly to be blamed for climate change. Industries thriving on fossil fuels eventually lead to greenhouse gas trap which in turn gives rise to extreme heatwaves.
From our end as an individual, all we can do is planting trees and adapting electric vehicles.
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