India Records Hottest February Since 1901 – THE STANDARD


The Indian Meteorological Department forecasts that during this summer, which lasts until May It can be a harsh summer for India. This past February was the hottest February since 1901, the year data began to be right. with a maximum average temperature of 29.5 degrees Celsius

The Indian Meteorological Department forecasts that In March-May, there is a possibility of a more intense heat wave. Especially in most areas of the northeastern, eastern and central regions, the consequences of which may lead to the need to increase more power generation as well. Because the demand for electricity of the people will skyrocket.

It counts as the variability of the weather. Although India is already experiencing high summer temperatures and raging heat waves, it is normal. Especially during the period from May to June. But last year and this year, it seems like summer is starting to get faster. March last year was also on record as the warmest March since 1901, leading experts to say India is now facing more intense, frequent and prolonged heatwaves.

The unusually high temperature has also caused the population’s demand for electricity to skyrocket. This led to blackouts in several states last year. According to a Bloomberg report, this year’s electricity demand has nearly peaked a few weeks ago. This has led many experts to voice concerns about the severe impact on poor people working outdoors. and do not have access to resources that help cool off

In 2022, Dr. Jandoni Singh, environmental scientist He has warned in an interview with the BBC that a heat wave could have serious health consequences if high temperatures persist even at night. The body will not have the opportunity to recuperate or recover itself at all. This causes the risk of getting sick easily and causing wasteful medical treatment.

According to a study published last year in the medical journal Lancet, India’s death toll from extreme heat increased by 55 percent between 2000 and 2004 and 2017 and 2021.

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