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Early summer in graphics as heatwave scorches India

Summer arrived early in India this year as brutal heatwaves scorched parts of the country in March and April. Heat events in India are now more frequent, more prolonged, and more intense.

May 10, 2022 / 02:23 PM IST
Summer arrived early in India this year, as brutal heatwaves scorched parts of the country in March and April. Heat events in India are now more frequent, more prolonged, and more intense. Since 1901, it’s apparent that India has become hotter as the decades have gone by. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Summer arrived early in India this year, as brutal heatwaves scorched parts of the country in March and April. Heat events in India are now more frequent, more prolonged, and more intense. Since 1901, it’s apparent that India has become hotter as the decades have gone by. (Image: News18 Creative)
A look at the average divergence from mean temperature at the beginning of the last century in India, by decade (in Celsius degree). (Image: News18 Creative)
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A look at the average divergence from mean temperature at the beginning of the last century in India, by decade (in Celsius degree). (Image: News18 Creative)
Spring (March-May) saw the biggest average increase in mean temperature in 100 years. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Spring (March-May) saw the biggest average increase in mean temperature in 100 years. (Image: News18 Creative)
Beat the heat by being a couch potato. Watch these films which have plenty of sizzle in their titles and escape the scalding weather outside. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Beat the heat by being a couch potato. Watch these films which have plenty of sizzle in their titles and escape the scalding weather outside. (Image: News18 Creative)