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Heat wave in India claims 56 lives, with nearly 25,000 heat stroke cases

Tue 04 Jun 2024    
The Brew News Team | < 1 min read

New Delhi: According to government data, India experienced nearly 25,000 suspected cases of heat stroke, resulting in the loss of 56 lives during the period from March to May. The country grappled with multiple days of intense heat waves during this time.

May emerged as a particularly challenging month, witnessing scorching temperatures in Delhi and the neighboring state of Rajasthan, where the mercury soared to a staggering 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit).

Conversely, parts of eastern India faced the aftermath of cyclone Remal. Heavy rainfall in the northeastern state of Assam claimed the lives of 14 individuals since Tuesday, exacerbating the region’s challenges.

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The meteorological department has forecasted a temporary alleviation of heat wave in India with conditions until Wednesday. Additionally, the early onset of the monsoon in Kerala, which commenced last week, is anticipated to bring much-needed relief to the sweltering conditions across the nation.

As India navigates through contrasting weather phenomena, from extreme heat waves to cyclonic disturbances and subsequent heavy rainfall, the population remains vigilant and resilient in adapting to the varying climatic challenges. The prospect of a reprieve with the anticipated onset of monsoon rains offers hope for relief and mitigating the adverse impacts of the harsh weather conditions experienced in recent months.


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