The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that monsoon will cover the whole of India by July 6. Notably, monsoon is yet to arrive in some parts including Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana. By June 30, monsoon had advanced into entire northwest India including Delhi. According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, "above-normal" rains will be witnessed across the country till July 7.
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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an Orange Alert in Delhi following a severe heatwave, on June 6. The announcement has come after temperature in Delhi crossed the 47°C mark. Several parts of Delhi witnessed a temperature above 45°, with Mungeshpur topping the chart with 47.3°. Notably, a heat wave is announced when the temperature in a region crosses the 40°C mark.
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At least 25 people have died due to heatstroke in Maharashtra, which is the highest in six years, revealed data from Health department. Nagpur has reported 11 deaths due to heatwave, which is the highest in the state. Meanwhile, Aurangabad has reported five deaths and Nashik has reported four. Notably, 19 people had died due to heatstroke, in the year 2016, reported ANI.
Increasing temperature and heatwaves reportedly resulted in skyrocketing prices of lemons. Considering the demand of lemons during summers, traders are selling one lemon for Rs 12 in major cities. Furthermore, the prices are expected to increase further as the mercury levels in cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata will cross 40° Celsius. In addition, this year the Agriculture Produce Market Committee has received huge demand for lemons,… read-more
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Delhi on March 26, recorded an average temperature of 20.1 degree Celsius, which is "three notches" higher than the season's average, reported Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The city will reportedly witness strong surface winds during the day and the temperature is likely to reach up to 35 degree Celsius. At 8:30 am, Delhi's humidity level stood at 56%. Furthermore, Delhi's Air quality remains in the "moderate" category.
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The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in its sixth report ''Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis'' the global temperature of the earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius in two decades. According to the report, more heatwaves, longer summer seasons, shorter cold seasons, and severe can occur due to global warming. However, reducing global emissions to net-zero by 2040 can curtail such activities.
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