Heatwaves In India : Report By World Bank
A new report by the World Bank suggests India could soon become one of the first places in the world to experience heatwaves that break the human survivability limit.
- India has witnessed a concurrent increase in meteorological droughts and heat waves over the last 60 years.
- A Heat Wave is a period of abnormally high temperatures, more than the normal maximum temperature that usually occurs during the summer season.
- The Human Survivability Limit refers to the rule of thumb, which states humans can survive three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food.
- In April 2022, India suffered an early spring heat wave that saw temperatures in New Delhi, topping 46 degrees Celsius.
- The month of March, which witnessed extraordinary spikes in temperatures, was the hottest ever recorded.