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Heatwave in Pics: All you need to know as India hots up

In India, summer began early this year with record temperatures in March – the hottest in 122 years. Temperatures in many parts continue to rise and the country has already seen four heatwaves – two in March alone.

May 04, 2022 / 11:53 AM IST
In India, summer began early this year with record temperatures in March – the hottest in 122 years. Temperatures in many parts of the country continue to rise and the country has already seen four heatwaves – two of those in March alone. (Image: News18 Creative)
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In India, summer began early this year with record temperatures in March – the hottest in 122 years. Temperatures in many parts of the country continue to rise and the nation has already seen four heatwaves – two in March alone. (Image: News18 Creative)
Heatwaves between March 11 and April 24 have impacted 15 Indian states and UTs. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Heatwaves between March 11 and April 24 have impacted 15 states and Union Territories. (Image: News18 Creative)
A heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year. It can be fatal for the human body. (Image: News18 Creative)
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A heatwave is an extended period of hot weather which can prove fatal for the human body. (Image: News18 Creative)
Experts have attributed the current heatwave to local atmospheric factors. Western disturbances typically cause light rainfall during this time of the year. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Experts have attributed the current heatwave to local atmospheric factors. Western disturbances typically cause light rainfall during this time of the year. (Image: News18 Creative)
An ongoing study by the Met Department showed the number of heatwave days in India is increasing. (Image: News18 Creative)
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An ongoing study by the Met Department showed the number of heatwave days in India is increasing. (Image: News18 Creative)
Human activities are largely to blame for warming of the planet. Global temperature have already risen by about 1.09 Celsius degree compared to the pre-industrial period of 1850-1900. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Human activities are largely to blame for warming of the planet. Global temperatures have already risen by about 1.09 Celsius degree from the pre-industrial period of 1850-1900. (Image: News18 Creative)