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 الملايين يعانون من موجة الحر في الهند infographic
Graphic maps the extreme temperatures forecast to hit India on Saturday, April 30.
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الملايين يعانون من موجة الحر في الهند

By Ninian Carter

April 28, 2022 - موجة حر تهدد الحياة وصلت إلى الهند قبل شهر من وقتها المعتاد، ومن المتوقع أن تقترب درجات الحرارة المرتفعة من 50 درجة مئوية يوم السبت.

Temperature records across India are being shattered by a heatwave that will see temperatures reach mid-to-high-forty Celsius by the weekend.

Over one billion people will be subjected to excessive heat – about 10% of the world’s population, with night-time temperatures expected to not fall below 30°C.

Prolonged warm nights can be deadly as they limit the body’s ability to recover from extreme daytime temperatures.

A major problem for India’s population is that a large proportion live without air conditioning – creating a life-threatening situation, particularly for the elderly.

Leading up to the recent heatwave alert, March 2022 was India’s hottest in 122 years, with an average temperature of 33°C.

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PUBLISHED: 28/04/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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