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Delhi Hit By Severe Water Shortage Amid Heatwave; Met Department Issues Red Alert | Watch

The Delhi government on Thursday implemented emergency measures to tackle the crippling water crisis in the national capital amid a record-breaking heatwave. Amidst the water shortage, the Delhi government has reached out to the Centre and Supreme Court seeking additional water supply from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh. A red alert has been issued by the IMD. Watch the fill video for more details.

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Heat domes are a red-hot warning on climate costs

Severe and unpredictable weather events like heat domes in the Pacific Northwest pose huge economic risks that aren’t being fully appreciated.

4 min read3 Jul 2021

IMD says severe heatwave to continue for next 4-5 days in this part of India

Light rains can be expected in the National Capital Region (NCR) later this week, bringing down mercury levels in the area

2 min read1 Jul 2021

California residents warned millions of homes could be without electricity

Officials for the California Independent System Operator estimate that peak electricity consumption on Monday would likely exceed available supply statewide by as much as 4,400 megawatts - roughly equivalent to the amount of power needed by 3.3 million homes

2 min read18 Aug 2020

Hottest Arctic temperature record probably set with 100 F degree reading

The town is located above the Arctic Circle in the Sakha Republic, about 4,660 kilometres (2,900 miles) northeast of MoscowMuch of Siberia this year has had unseasonably high temperatures, leading to sizeable wildfire

1 min read22 Jun 2020

This summer is unusual, say meteorologists about no heat waves recorded so far

The IMD predicted above normal temperatures in core heat wave zones this summer. However, the temperature has not peaked to that level yet

2 min read13 May 2020

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Germany gets new heat record three times in one daySoaring temperatures have disrupted train service in England as Britain sizzled during the hottest July on record

5 min read25 Jul 2019

Heatwave kills 29 more in Bihar, death toll up to 78

Deaths were reported from Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada and Jamui districts, where temperatures hovered around 45 degrees Celsius on 15 and 16 JuneChief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the deaths and announced a compensation of ₹4 lakh to the kin of the victims

1 min read17 Jun 2019

IMD issues red-code warning for Delhi after temperature rises to highest in 5 years

IMD’s red-code warning denotes extreme weather situationsOn Thursday, the MeT department recorded a high of 46.8 degree Celsius, the highest in five years

1 min read31 May 2019

Intense heat wave to continue, temperature likely to rise by 2-3°C: IMD

According to scientists, intense heat waves are becomingly increasingly frequent due to effects of climate change globallyThe maximum temperatures were significantly above normal, by 3.1 to 5.0 °C over most parts of north-western India

1 min read29 May 2019
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