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Why you should worry about the record-shattering heatwave in India
The relentless heatwave that has hit multiple states in India seems to be showing no signs of respite.
Delhi recorded its second hottest April in 72 years with a monthly average maximum temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius.
What is more worrying is the duration of the severe heat wave. The last 6 weeks have been repeatedly challenging the top of the historical range and baking this part of the world.
The health issues triggered by the heat wave were now posing a bigger worry than the expected fourth wave of COVID-19.
Many have suffered heatstroke or other heat-related problems.
IMD has advised people to avoid heat exposure, wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose, cotton clothes.
It is also advised to cover the head by use of a cloth, hat or umbrella.