India Takes Tough Stand At Climate Talks As Delhi Endures Brutal Heatwave

Tharushi Fernando

June 13, 2022


According to the latest data from the  Meteorological Department of India, Delhi has recorded a maximum temperature of at least 42C on 25 days since summer began – the highest number since 2012.

The average summer temperature is usually 36-38C. In mid-May the temperature shot up to 49C in some parts of the city.

March was also the hottest in India as a whole since records began 122 years ago.

The intense and prolonged heatwave has damaged the wheat crop, and made conditions for people who work outside very difficult.