Climate change worsened extreme April heat in Asia

GMA News Online May 14, 2024, 11:00 PM UTC

Summary: A team of international scientists reported that human-driven climate change worsened extreme temperatures in Asia in April 2024. Record-breaking heat affected billions, with countries like Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam experiencing their hottest April days. In India, temperatures reached 46°C. The report emphasized the urgent need for Asian governments to implement effective heat action plans to protect vulnerable populations from the increasing risks of extreme heat.

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  1. [1.6]
    IMD predicts early monsoon with favorable conditions (informalnewz)
    7d
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  2. [4.6]
    Delhi hits 47°C; heatwave safety tips issued (Hindustan Times)
    8d
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  3. [1.1]
    Delhi schools closed due to heatwave, government order (informalnewz)
    8d
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  4. [3.8]
    Delhi hits 47°C, red alert issued, schools closed till June (News18)
    8d
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  5. [4.1]
    Severe heatwave hits North India, Delhi records 47.4°C (Hindustan Times)
    8d
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  6. [2.8]
    Delhi govt orders immediate closure of schools for summer vacation (Hindustan Times)
    9d
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  7. [4.0]
    Unprecedented April heat wave hits Southeast Asia, reaching 44°C (The Cool Down)
    9d
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  8. [2.6]
    IMD issues red alert for heavy rain in Kerala (Hindustan Times)
    9d
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  9. [2.0]
    Alappuzha district ready for heavy rainfall crisis (The Hindu)
    10d
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  10. [2.7]
    IMD warns of heavy rainfall in Kerala districts till Wednesday (The Hindu)
    10d
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  11. [5.2]
    Heatwave grips northern India, Delhi issues red alert (The Independent)
    10d

  12. [4.9]
    IMD issues red alert for heatwave in northern India (Mint)
    10d
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  13. [4.7]
    New Delhi records up to 47.1°C in heat wave (The Associated Press)
    11d
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  14. [3.4]
    Severe heat wave in northwest India, heavy rainfall in states (Hindustan Times)
    11d
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  15. [4.6]
    IMD issues red alert for heatwave and rainfall in 5 states (Mint)
    11d
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  16. [4.9]
    IMD issues heatwave warning till May 21 after Najafgarh hits 47°C (Hindustan Times)
    11d
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  17. [1.8]
    Rainfall alert for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, South Karnataka; heatwave warning (informalnewz)
    11d
    Source
  18. [4.7]
    Heatwave alert: Najafgarh hits 47.4°C, highest in India (Mint)
    12d
    Source
  19. [4.0]
    IMD warns of heatwave in North India; Delhi hits 47.4°C (Hindustan Times)
    12d
    Source
  20. [6.5]
    Asia's extreme April heat worsened by climate change (India Today)
    13d

  21. [3.9]
    IMD predicts heatwave in Delhi, Punjab, UP till May 18 (Hindustan Times)
    13d
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  22. [4.3]
    Monsoon expected in Kerala by May 31: IMD (Hindustan Times)
    14d
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  23. [1.5]
    Heavy rain alert issued for multiple states amidst heatwave (informalnewz)
    14d
    Source
  24. [1.0]
    IMD forecasts heavy rain in North India, hailstorm warning issued (informalnewz)
    18d
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