Apr 18, 2016

Heat wave: India’s third deadliest natural killer

Odisha
India
by
Dhaka Tribune
Image: National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Image: National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

For the first time in its 140 year history, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) this year has issued temperature advisories for heat waves from April to June. The advisories include an early warning, akin to the ones issued for heavy rains and cyclones. The forecast is for 15 days at a time, with updates every fifth day. It also includes specific temperature forecasts and alerts for up to 100 cities and towns across the country