Climate change worsens heat wave in India by 100 times; Monsoon in Kerala next week; 6L affected by Assam floods

Live weather updates: The chances of a record-breaking heat wave in northwest India and Pakistan in April and May have been made more than 100 times more likely due to climate change, a study by the UK Met Office has found. . The year 2010 saw the region’s highest combined average temperature in April and May since 1900.

“The study shows that the natural probability of a heat wave exceeding the average temperature in 2010 is once in 312 years. In the current climate – given climate change – the odds increase to once every 3.1 years. And by the end of the century, the study – incorporating climate change projections – shows this will increase to once every 1.15 years,” Britain’s Met Office said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mizoram’s food grain and fuel supplies have been hit due to floods and landslides in Assam and Meghalaya, officials said on Thursday. However, they said there was nothing to worry about as the Mizoram government was making every effort to bring in supplies from other states.

Long lines of vehicles have been seen at some gas stations in several parts of the state since Wednesday. The state government had on Monday ordered a rationing of the purchase of gasoline for two-wheelers and light motor vehicles. The cap for two-wheelers has been set at five liters and 10 liters for light motor vehicles.

All flights to and from Dimapur airport were canceled on Thursday as incessant heavy rains caused the runway to become congested, breaking the air link between Nagaland and the rest of the country, an official said. the airport. The rainfall lasted nearly three hours in the morning and resulted in a waterlog of up to 60 mm, which is far more than the recommended 3 mm of water on the runway, AGM (electric) at the airport of Dimapur, said Moatemjen Pongen.

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