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Over 500 dead across India in heat wave

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Humans “boil in their own skin†at 48 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature recorded at Khammam in Telangana which has become the focal point of a blistering heat wave sweeping through swathes of India on Sunday, killing nearly 500 people.

 

Allahabad was the second hottest at 47.7°C, six degrees above normal; Nandigama in Andhra Pradesh was a notch under as it sizzled at 47°C while Odisha’s Angul district tipped the scales at 46.7°C.

 

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-reels-under-intense-heat-wave-dozens-dead-in-ap-telangana/article1-1350663.aspx

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A pre-monsoon heatwave continues to affect parts of India and Pakistan. Temperatures on Tuesday widely reached the mid-forties, with 48C recorded in Sibi, Pakistan, 47C in Daltonganj, northeast India and 45C in the capital New Delhi. Wednesday’s highest temperatures were 47.5 C in Nawabshah, Pakistan, 47C in Daltonganj, and 46C in both Raipur and Nagpur.

 

http://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2015/05/27/indian-heatwave/

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UPDATE 1-Leave cancelled for India's doctors as heat wave kills 1,300

 

 

May 28 (Reuters) - A heat wave in India has killed at least 1,371 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick.

May and June are India's hottest months, with temperatures regularly pushing above 40 Celsius. But meteorologists say the number of days when temperatures approach 45 Celsius has increased in the past 15 years.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/india-heatwave-idUSL3N0YJ1Y520150528?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssEnergyNews&utm_source=Daily+Carbon+Briefing&utm_campaign=d7a965efd7-cb_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_876aab4fd7-d7a965efd7-303447709

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the number of days when temperatures approach 45 Celsius has increased

Citation needed

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Oh the irony! :clapping:

Probably not then.

Are there more days 'approaching' 45C or did they make it up.

It sounds a bit vague.

Extreme heat before the monsoon is hardly something new.

However the enthusiasm for linking normal weather to AGW knows no bounds and does not even require any evidence - apparently.

It's likely in any case that greatly increased urbanisation makes it hotter - not CO2

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Probably not then.

Are there more days 'approaching' 45C or did they make it up.

It sounds a bit vague.

Extreme heat before the monsoon is hardly something new.

However the enthusiasm for linking normal weather to AGW knows no bounds and does not even require any evidence - apparently.

It's likely in any case that greatly increased urbanisation makes it hotter - not CO2

 

A comment attributed to meteorologists could hardly be considered enthusiastic. Nor was AGW or CO2 mentioned. Given this your enthusiasm to rush to defend your political doctrine and ignore the main point of the article which was the death of 1400 people in abnormal weather conditions shows appallingly  bad taste, even for you.

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Seeing as climate change has been dragged into this

 

Intensification of future severe heat waves in India and their effect on heat stress and mortality

 

Abstract

Heat waves are expected to intensify around the globe in the future, with potential increase in heat stress and heat-induced mortality in the absence of adaptation measures. India has a high current exposure to heat waves, and with limited adaptive capacity, impacts of increased heat waves might be quite severe. This paper presents the first projections of future heat waves in India based on multiple climate models and scenarios for CMIP5 data. We find that heat waves are projected to be more intense, have longer durations and occur at a higher frequency and earlier in the year. Southern India, currently not influenced by heat waves, is expected to be severely affected by the end of the twenty-first century. Projections indicate that a sizable part of India will experience heat stress conditions in the future. In northern India, the average number of days with extreme heat stress condition during pre-monsoon hot season will reach 30. The intensification of heat waves might lead to severe heat stress and increased mortality.

 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-014-0660-6

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Earth's 5th Deadliest Heat Wave in Recorded History Kills 1,826 in India

 

The death toll from India's horrid May heat wave has risen to 1,826, making this year's heat wave the second deadliest in India's recorded history--and the fifth deadliest in world history. According to statistics from EM-DAT, the International Disaster Database, India's only deadlier heat wave was in 1998, when 2,541 died. With over 400 deaths recorded in just the past day and the heat expected to continue over India for another week, the 1998 death toll could well be exceeded in this year's heat wave. However, death tolls from heat waves are very difficult to estimate, since excess heat is typically not listed as the primary cause of death in cases where the victim has a pre-existing condition such as heart or lung disease. For example, the U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) lists the total direct deaths from the U.S. heat wave of 1980 at 1,260, but estimates that the combined direct and indirect deaths (i.e., excess mortality) due to heat stress was 10,000. Below is the list of top ten deadliest heat waves in world history as compiled by EM-DAT, the International Disaster Database, which uses direct deaths for their statistics, and not excess mortality.

 

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3000

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It's likely in any case that greatly increased urbanisation makes it hotter - not CO2

What a load of cobblers! :fool:  :fool:

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Getting really bad now. Poor souls.

According to BBC with info from meteorological centre sources, this monsoon is also set to be somewhat weaker this year too. Not looking good in the meantime I'm afraid.

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Estimates are now pointing near 2,000 premature souls and rising as a result of this blistering heat wave. Almost 120F mental I cannot fathom how unbearable that must be - literally hell on earth.

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Jeff Masters

 

Pakistan's Deadliest Heat Wave on Record Kills at Least 800

 

The death toll from a brutal heat wave in Pakistan rose to 830 on Wednesday, making it Pakistan's deadliest heat wave in recorded history. Most of these deaths--at least 770--occurred in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. According to statistics from EM-DAT, the International Disaster Database, Pakistan's previous deadliest heat wave was in 1991, when 523 people died.

 

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3026

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