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Massive Heat Wave Melts Roads, Kills Thousands in India


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Climate change? Or is there another explanation?

Seasonal, with climate trends not helping.

Summer

A summer view of Khajjiar, a hill station in Himachal Pradesh.

Summer in northwestern India lasts from April to July, and in the rest of the country from March to June. The temperatures in the north rise as the vertical rays of the Sun reach the Tropic of Cancer. The hottest month for the western and southern regions of the country is April; for most of North India, it is May. Temperatures of 50 °C (122 °F) and higher have been recorded in parts of India during this season. Another striking feature of summer is the Loo (wind). These are strong, gusty, hot, dry winds that blow during the day in northwestern India. Direct exposure to these winds may be fatal.

Geez that sounds horribly hot. 

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