The Indian Hot Season Began Two Months Early This Year — And the Worst is Yet to Come

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Simulations indicate an all-round warming, associated with increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, over the Indian subcontinent… — Climate Change and India

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In India, it was still February. The hot season was supposed to begin two months later in April. But temperatures in some coastal provinces had already rocketed to above 100 degrees F (38 C).

Late February temperatures for Konkan hit as high as 104 F (40 C) even as Mumbai and Ratnagiri hit 100 F (38 C).

According to Indian meteorological sources, there are no weather records of temperatures hitting such high marks so fast at any time in at least the past 20 years. Temperatures in late February and March for this region hit a range that is more typical of the height of the hot season from April to May. And when one considers the fact that India has experienced extreme heat and drought for at least…

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3 thoughts on “The Indian Hot Season Began Two Months Early This Year — And the Worst is Yet to Come

  1. The Scribbler blog has video of a kind man giving a cobra a drink out of a water bottle. I hope he didn’t end up in trouble like the woman in Canada who gave a thirsty pig on his way to slaughter a drink.

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