Millionen leiden unter der Hitzewelle in Indien infographic
Grafik zeigt die Vorschau auf extreme Temperaturen, die Samstag, 30. April, Indien erreichen werden.


Rekordbrechende Temperaturen in Indien werden weiter steigen

By Ninian Carter

April 28, 2022 - Eine lebensbedrohende Hitzewelle hat ein Monat früher als normal Indien erreicht, ein neues Hoch von fast 50°C soll Samstag eintreffen.

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.

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