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What is heat wave and does India have a strategy to deal with it? Know here

Here is all you need to know about heat wave and what should be the preventive measures.

Temperatures have continued to soar in many parts of India, prompting the weather department to issue heat-wave warnings. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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IMD in a forecast made on Monday said that heat wave conditions are expected to start over Central and Northwest India from April 27.

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Do you know that before 2015, heat waves were not notified as a natural disaster at the national level, though between 1992 to 2015 as per official records nearly 24,223 lost their lives due to the same?

As Northern India prepares to face intense heat waves in the next few days as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) , the following is your guide to the weather event and what should be the preventive measures.

What’s the scare?

IMD in a forecast made on Monday said that heat wave conditions are expected to start over Central and Northwest India

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First Published: Apr 27 2022 | 7:08 AM IST

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