India had its hottest temperature ever

Wed May 29 2024
Ramesh Sridharan (925 articles)
India had its hottest temperature ever

India may have experienced its highest recorded temperature during an intense heat wave.

A scorching nation may have just witnessed its all-time highest temperature. India may have experienced its highest recorded temperature as a result of an intense heat wave. On Wednesday, a scorching temperature of 52.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in Mungeshpur, a suburb of New Delhi, by the India Meteorological Department. This extreme heat is equivalent to approximately 126 degrees Fahrenheit.

The government is carefully analyzing the data, suggesting that the temperature stands out when compared to measurements at other stations. They are considering the possibility of an error in the sensor or local conditions. The temperature skyrocketed to over 9 degrees Celsius above the predicted levels, as reported by the IMD.

According to a report by New Delhi Television (NDTV), the scorching temperatures were intensified by the arrival of hot winds from northwestern India.

According to NDTV, the Mungeshpur station set a scorching record in 2002, with a temperature of 49.2 degrees Celsius (120.6 degrees Fahrenheit). In 2016, Rajasthan experienced scorching temperatures that reached a record-breaking 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 degrees Fahrenheit), as reported by the IMD.

A severe heat wave warning has been issued for the region by the India Meteorological Department due to the forecast. When temperatures in India soar 6.5 degrees Celsius above the norm, heat waves are classified as “severe.” A health notice of red alert has also been issued in New Delhi, warning about the high risk of heat illness and heat stroke for vulnerable groups of all ages in the population of 30 million in the region.

According to Reuters, local government officials have implemented water usage restrictions due to a shortage. They have also warned that individuals who use water unnecessarily, like for car washing, could face fines of 2,000 rupees, equivalent to $24. A gentleman enjoys a refreshing shower beneath a gentle stream of water flowing from a pipe, amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Yamuna flood plains during a scorching summer…

The IMD has reported that the rain forecast in New Delhi for Wednesday evening may result in increased humidity levels.

India is renowned for its scorching temperatures and enduring summer weather, making it one of the most sizzling countries in Asia. The early-season high temperatures may be an indication of a scorching summer ahead.

Climate scientists have observed a concerning trend of longer and more frequent heat waves as global temperatures continue to rise.

A recent study conducted by the World Weather Attribution reveals that the scorching heat experienced in various parts of Asia in late April was significantly influenced by climate change. The study suggests that the likelihood of such extreme temperatures occurring was 45 times higher due to the impact of climate change.

Ramesh Sridharan

Ramesh Sridharan

Ramesh Sridharan is our Stock Market Correspondent covering events and daily movements of stock markets in Asia. He is based in Mumbai