Stifling heatwave grips central United States

Another sweltering hot day loomed on Wednesday for the middle third of the United States, where dangerously high temperatures were stuck well above normal while officials warned people to stay indoors and hydrated. Millions of Americans who live in major cities such as Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta were under heat advisories as the heat index, … Read more

Weather Alert! After 13 days of incessant heatwave, mercury dips below 40 degree C in Delhi, IMD forecasts relief ahead

A cloud cover cocooned Delhi on Tuesday, causing the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory, the city’s base station, to drop below 40 degrees Celsius for the first time this month, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 39.6 degrees Celsius as against 43.7 degrees Celsius on Monday. … Read more

Heatwave Update: IMD says no major relief from intense heat till June 15

The maximum temperature in Delhi-NCR and other parts of northwest India will come down by a few notches over the weekend but no major relief is likely till June 15, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday. It said moisture-laden easterly winds will provide significant relief from the searing heat June 16 onwards. Heatwave conditions … Read more

Delhi weather: Mercury stays above 45 degrees in many parts of National Capital

There was no let-up in the heat wave that has gripped the national capital, with the mercury staying above the 45-degree Celsius mark in many areas on Monday. Weather experts said a fresh western disturbance may bring some relief on the weekend. At the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s base station, the maximum temperature settled at 43.5 … Read more

Heatwave-hit India irks G7 with wheat export ban

India banned wheat exports without government approval Saturday after its hottest March on record hit production, in a blow to countries reeling from supply shortages and soaring prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The announcement drew sharp criticism from the Group of Seven industrialised nations’ agriculture ministers meeting in Germany, who said that such measures … Read more

Attention Delhi! Met office issues orange alert, heatwave warning; Mercury may hit 47°C

The intense heatwave, which has scorched Delhi over the past two days, is expected to worsen on Saturday. The India Meteorological Department has already issued an ‘orange alert’ and warned that the mercury might soar to 46-47°C in parts of the National Capital. SATURDAY TEMPERATURE Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s base station, is expected to record a … Read more

Scary climate change prediction: Delhi, Mumbai to be 5°C warmer by this year

The mean annual temperatures in Mumbai and Delhi will rise by 5°C in 2080-2099 against 1995-2014 if global carbon dioxide emissions double by 2050, Greenpeace India said. Delhi’s annual maximum temperature (the median of June record from 1995 to 2014) will leap to 45.97°C in 2080-2099 from 41.93°C at present, according to Greenpeace India’s new … Read more

Farmers sell wheat to private players on global demand, lesser yield

With the rise in global demands of wheat, farmers across states are making a beeline to sell the produce to private players, instead of government procurement agencies, to earn a better remuneration. This has seen significant decline in government procurement in the current rabi season, which could lead to shortage of the essential commodity in … Read more