Large parts of the country witnessed severe heatwave over the last week with temperatures even reaching 50 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan Heatwave conditions are likely to continue over north Indian
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
Cyclone Phyan spared Mumbai when it was at its fiercest but its dying residue has made eastern India warmer and turned the region around Calcutta into a temperature hotspot that may precipitate respiratory illnesses. The minimum temperature in Calcutta today was four degrees above normal at 22.6 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest November 12 the city has experienced this decade.
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Dr Krishna Kumar is Scientist & Program Manager at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune-411008. Research Interest: Climate Change, Monsoons.