Heatwave: News

17 Jul 2023

Global Warming

Why the world is facing extreme heat this year

Extreme weather warnings are being issued as intense heatwaves continue to grip several parts of the world, including the US, Japan, China, parts of Asia, and Europe.

05 Jul 2023

Global Warming

July 3 marks hottest day ever: What's causing temperature rise

This Monday i.e. July 3 was the hottest day ever on Earth.

20 Jun 2023

Central Government

Heatwave: Centre to send 5-member expert team to worst-hit states

Amid the intense heatwave affecting numerous states, the central government has decided to rush to the states to assess the situation and assist local authorities in dealing with the repercussions.

19 Jun 2023


Heatwave in UP: Ballia deaths not heatwave-related, says probe team

Amid the heatwave in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Health Director Dr. AK Singh, who is heading the probe committee into the recent deaths in the Ballia district, dismissed heat as the cause.

Heatwave kills nearly 100 in UP and Bihar; warning issued 

Nearly 100 people have reportedly died in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from heat-related causes in the past three days as an unprecedented heatwave persists in North India.

Heatwave alert for north, central India as mercury touches 44°C

While the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the progress of the monsoon was satisfactory, it issued a heatwave alert on Sunday evening for isolated pockets over Bihar, coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Jharkhand, among others, for the next five days.

Weather update: IMD issues heatwave alert in Delhi for today

A heatwave alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas for Monday.

Weather update: Delhi continues to sizzle amid dust storms

Delhiites are expected to see slight relief from the scorching heat as thundershowers and light rain are likely for two days, starting from Tuesday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

IMD predicts rainfall in three states amid heatwave

After facing the wrath of intense heat over the past couple of days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted that thunderstorms and light rain would bring some relief from the heat in several states.

21 Apr 2023

United Nations (UN)

5 key takeaways from the UN Climate Change 2022 report

Global temperatures were the highest in the last eight years, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) annual report for 2022.

21 Apr 2023

Summer season

#Heatwave: Does India need a heat officer

With heatwaves on the rise, people are wondering whether India needs a designated heat officer to save the day.

20 Apr 2023


Twitter explodes with hilarious memes as India braces for heatwave

With the onset of summer, India is bracing for yet another heatwave.

Several parts of India simmer amid heatwave conditions

Most parts of India experienced heatwave conditions on Tuesday as temperatures soared even higher.

India to witness 4°C temperature spike in 5 days: IMD  

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted a gradual rise in temperature across the country.

Mumbai: Heatwave predicted till Wednesday; city 'hotter' than Thar Desert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave warning for Mumbai, with temperatures expected to rise until Wednesday.

Heatwave to sweep India as February records highest-ever temperature

After February witnessed its highest-ever maximum temperature in 122 years at 29.54 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heatwave between March and May.

25 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Soaring temperatures across India might trigger energy crunch this summer

The scorching temperatures in parts of India in recent weeks have reportedly pushed electricity demand to unprecedented levels, raising concerns about a potential strain on the power supply this summer.

11 Aug 2022


Yet another heatwave, water crisis leave UK high and dry

The United Kingdom issued an amber weather warning following the Weather Department's prediction of extreme heatwave conditions in the country.

13 Jun 2022


Delhi witnesses 25 severe heat days, highest in 10 years

Delhi has registered a maximum temperature of 42 °C or higher on 25 days this summer season so far, the highest number of severe heat days since 2012, as per the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) data.

09 Jun 2022


No major relief from intense heat till June 15: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that the maximum temperature in Delhi-NCR and other parts of northwest India would drop by a few degrees during the weekend.

06 Jun 2022


Mercury in Delhi crosses 45°C; no respite from intense heatwave

Heatwave conditions continued to cast a spell on parts of Delhi on Sunday, with mercury crossing the 45 °C mark in several areas.

05 Jun 2022


IMD: Heatwave returns with Delhi reaching 47°C; yellow alert issued

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi experienced scorching summer heat on Saturday, with temperatures exceeding 47 °C in some parts of the city.

25 May 2022


Southwest monsoon advancing over Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea: IMD

The southwest monsoon is expected to move over areas of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea during the next 48 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

22 May 2022


Heatwave shrivels mango crop for Bihar's farmers; heavy loss expected

Mango crops in Bihar have suffered huge losses due to the severe heatwave conditions in the state.

16 May 2022


Heatwave in north, Delhi records 49°C; rainfall in south, east

The temperatures in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh breached the 49 °C mark on Sunday amid an intensive heatwave in north India, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

14 May 2022


Low output estimate: India bans wheat exports in policy reversal

India has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as part of its efforts to limit hike in domestic prices.

14 May 2022


Early monsoon to hit Kerala coast on May 27: IMD

The southwest monsoon (SWM) is all set to make landfall in Kerala as early as May 27, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

10 May 2022

Global Warming

Global temperature may rise 1.5 °C in 5 years: WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a strong warning over the rising global temperature amid unprecedented heatwave conditions in India.

09 May 2022


Heatwave in northwest, central India; rain in 17 states: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh heatwave alert for the country's northwestern and central regions while cyclone Asani is expected to bring rain to the southern and eastern states.

07 May 2022


Heatwave in Delhi: Sigh of relief, but not for long

The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) latest prediction that Delhi will witness no heatwave till Sunday has come as a breather for the national capital.

05 May 2022


Delhi: Subsidized electricity to become optional from October 1

Delhi government on Thursday announced that subsidized electricity will be provided only to those who request it.

05 May 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to chair meetings on heatwave, monsoon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to chair a series of meetings in Delhi after returning from his Europe visit.

03 May 2022


IMD says heatwave is over, predicts rainfall across India soon

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that the "heatwave is over" and forecasted rain and thunderstorms in several parts of the country, including Delhi.

02 May 2022


Haryana revises school timings due to heatwave: Check details here

Owing to the intense heatwave spell in northwest India, the Haryana government has issued an order revising timings for all public and private schools in the state.

02 May 2022


Delhi to get relief from heatwave starting today: Check details

Heatwave conditions in Delhi and adjoining areas of northwestern and central India are likely to subside from Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

01 May 2022


Delhi: Rainfall on May 5 to bring relief from heatwave

Delhi is likely to witness some relief from the ongoing heatwave as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted rainfall in the national capital on Thursday (May 5).

01 May 2022


IMD releases list of India's hottest cities: Check here

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) released a list of the hottest cities in the country that recorded maximum temperatures above 44 °C on Friday.

30 Apr 2022

Climate Change

Northwest, central India's April average temperature highest in 122yrs: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said the average maximum temperature in the northwest and central India in April was the highest in the last 122 years.

30 Apr 2022


Delhi records second hottest April in 72 years: Details here

There seems to be no respite in sight for Delhi from the heatwave as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the national capital.

29 Apr 2022


Amid coal shortage, Delhi Metro, hospitals may face power disruptions

Several states are reeling under a power crisis due to a coal shortage.

28 Apr 2022


Heatwave warning for 5 states; mercury soars to 45°C

Northwest India is reeling under a hot spell as maximum temperatures soared to 45°C in certain regions.

Heatwave: Experts suggest COVID-like surveillance for old, vulnerable people

An early heatwave that has engulfed India has spurred leading experts to call for COVID-like surveillance of the old and vulnerable.

25 Apr 2022


Power crisis: Sufficient coal in India, says Coal Minister

Amid a looming power crisis in the country, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi recently said sufficient coal was available in India.

10 Apr 2022


Delhi records hottest April day in 5yrs; heatwave alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Delhi warning of severe heatwave conditions across the city on Sunday.

06 Apr 2022


Severe heatwave in Delhi likely to intensify from today: IMD

The continuing heatwave in Delhi is expected to worsen, with the maximum temperature expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and 43 degrees Celsius by Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

29 Mar 2022


Delhi to witness 40 degrees Celsius temperature, heatwave: IMD

Delhi is likely to witness a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius on Tuesday while heatwave conditions are on, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

02 Mar 2022


Delhi to witness hotter summer during March-May: IMD

In its seasonal outlook for March-May, the India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said Delhi would witness a hotter summer this year.

10 Nov 2021


Canadian woman first to be 'suffering from climate change'

A 70-year-old woman in Canada is possibly the world's first patient to be diagnosed as suffering from "climate change."

09 Jul 2021


Delhi's fourth 'heatwave day' of July ends with rains

In some respite from the scorching heat, parts of Delhi received rains Thursday night.

03 Jul 2021


Heatwave abates, IMD forecasts drop in temperature over North India

The oppressive heatwave that swept through the north Indian plains and hills has abated and no such conditions are likely to prevail during the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

03 Jul 2021


Delhi hospitals report cases of dehydration, vomiting amid rising mercury

Soaring temperatures in Delhi have led to city hospitals getting patients with complaints of dehydration and vomiting.

27 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

Several parts of northern and central India have been reeling under an intense heatwave and according to the India Meteorological Department, there will likely be no respite for the next 24 hours.