#Heatwave

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People refresh in the sea in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, during a hit summer day. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI/File)

  • Between 1980 and 2009, temperatures passed 50C about 14 days a year
  • It has increased to 26 days a year between 2010 and 2019
  • This increase is only because of the burning of fossil fuels: Expert

.California, USA
The Caldor Fire has been raging in California for two weeks. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • 14,000 firefighters are batting with wildfire up and down California
  • Onshore winds from the west and southwest were shifting to offshore
  • Fire weather watches will be in force in Northern California

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Scientists have warned of an increase in morbidity and mortality if steps are not taken immediately to counter climate change(Photo: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Authors have called for limiting global warming to 1.5°C
  • Failure to do so will mean a 'very different future' for communities around the world
  • Extreme heat claimed 356,000 lives in 2019

.Baltimore, MD, USA
Meteorologists advise inhabitants to seek shelter in an inner chamber on the lowest floor. (Photo Credit/ Representational/Unsplash)

  • The thunderstorm warning was issued in Baltimore
  • The warning is in force until 5.30 pm in Baltimore City
  • The NWS also issued a heat advisory until 7 pm in central Maryland

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
IPCC came out with its sixth assessment report on Monday (Photo: Unsplash/Representational)

  • India will see more rain, drought, heatwaves and cyclone: IPCC
  • The report is titled: 'Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science basis'
  • IPCC report often forms the basis of global climate action

.Genève, Switzerland
IPCC will present its latest report on climate system (Photo Credit Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the first part of its Sixth Assessment Report.
  • This part of the report will present the latest scientific understanding of the climate system
  • The report's second and third sections are expected to be released next year

New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) July was meteorologically peculiar for Delhi as it witnessed five heatwave days, the maximum since 2012, an unusual two-week-delayed monsoon, and rainfall that broke ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Heatstrokes can be avoided following certain measures (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Amidst summers, protect yourself from heat strokes
  • People above 65 are prone to heat exhaustion
  • Avoid going out during the hottest time of the day

.California, USA
Smokey conditions were predicted to persist until Tuesday. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

  • The Dixie Fire is among dozens of large blazes burning in the US
  • An aversion layer has trapped the smoke over much of the wildfire
  • The shade helped maintain lower temperatures and keep humidity high

.Canada
Changing rain patterns, increasing heat and other climate-related changes have made wildfires more common (Photo credits- Representational/Unsplash)

  • Wildfires are defined as unplanned and uncontrollable fires in areas of combustible vegetation
  • According to Wildfire experts, about five million acres have burned already and much more is yet to come in 2021
  • These wildfires typically occur in the months of April to October and reach their peak in May and August