Disaster Events | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015 |

Cold Wave

The year 2015 has seen a delayed winter and warm weather conditions in December all over northern and eastern India, with unseasonal rains thrown in. However, a year before in December 2014, a severe cold wave wreaked havoc across North India claiming 16 lives in Uttar Pradesh alone, taking the national death toll to 140. Most casualties were related to cold-related deaths and accidents due to fog. Criteria for cold waves Weather scientists claim that extreme weather events will be...

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