• The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that India will see more than average heat wave days in this year’s hot weather season (April to June).?
  • The IMD forecast for hot weather has said most of India, barring parts of the east and the northeast and some pockets in the northwest, will experience above-normal maximum and minimum temperatures. This can cause heat-related illnesses in people as well as affect agricultural output, cause water scarcity, increase the demand for energy, and affect ecosystems and air quality.
  • A?study published?in the journal?PLOS Climate?in April 2023 found heat waves all over the world are getting more “recurrent, intense and lethal” due to climate change.?