India: Life in a heatwave(s)

As we enter the month of May, heatwaves continue across the country, taking temperatures to all-time-highs. Heatwaves themselves aren't a new phenomenon, but due to climate change, they are now occurring more often, are more severe, and last longer. Here's how India—its people and animals—is dealing with record-high heat
Curated By: Harshita Sethia
Published: May 13, 2022
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  • India: Life in a heatwave(s)
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  • 3 Allahbad
  • 4 Chennai
  • 5 Mauharia
  • 6 Delhi
  • 7 Bhubaneswar
  • 8 Kolkata
  • 9 Delhi
  • 10 Badama
  • 11 Ahemdabad
  • 12 Mumbai
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A child chills in water on hot summer day at Ring Road Anna Colony on May 12, 2022, in New Delhi, India. Officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heatwave conditions are likely to be declared over the National Capital region with a yellow alert in place for Friday and Saturday.

April 2022 was the hottest in the past 122 years. The worst effects of the heatwave often fall on the most under privileged sections of the country, in both rural and urban areas.