Climate Change Tracker: Heatwaves rising around the world1 min read . Updated: 10 Jul 2020, 09:45 AM IST
As global heating bites, heatwaves around the world are becoming more frequent and lasting longer
Between end-May and mid-June, parts of northern and western India went through a phase of intense heatwaves, with the temperature in cities across areas like Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh exceeding 45 degrees Celsius. On 26 May, Delhi recorded an 18-year high of 47.6 degrees Celsius, while Churu in Rajasthan touched 50 degrees Celsius. This has now become an annual occurrence. An extreme heatwave swept through north India in the summer of 2019 as well, killing dozens of people. Nor was India the only country affected. Even the Arctic Circle has been suffering from annual heatwaves.
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