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