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

Heat Wave

A heat wave is generally perceived as a period of abnormally hot weather. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), however, defines a heat wave as five or more consecutive days during which the daily maximum temperature exceeds the average maximum temperature by five degrees Celsius. How a heat wave is declared in India In India, scientists declare a heat wave when the temperature rises five to six degrees Celsius above normal—where normal is 40 degrees Celsius or below. There are no...

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