Asphalt Melting Heat in India

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Asphalt-melting heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India

From Mashable.com 

 

WHAT’S THIS?

Over the past week, more than 1,100 people have been killed by extreme heat in India. Temperatures reading more than 113 degrees Fahrenheit have reportedly melted asphalt, and taken a severe toll on the working class without access to air conditioning.

Summer-month heat waves are common in South Asia before the Indian Monsoon kicks in during mid-June, but climate change has contributed to more instances of extreme weather. Experts are predicting longer and more intense heat waves in the near future, both in India and in other countries. The Monsoon is expected to begin on time this year, which is good news.

However, it is not expected to bring an average to above average amount of rain, which could hurt the country’s food production and keep the heat going for longer than it otherwise would.

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    A road melts near Safdarjung Hospital after the temperature rises to more than 115 degrees Fahrenheit during hot weather in New Delhi, India.

    IMAGE: SANJEEV VERMA/HINDUSTAN TIMES/GETTY IMAGES

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    An Indian man rests inside a concrete pipe during the heat wave in Hyderabad, India on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: MAHESH KUMAR A./ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    An Indian commuter uses the train water pipes to cool down at a railway station in Allahabad.

    IMAGE: PRABHAT KUMAR VERMA/PACIFIC PRESS/LIGHTROCKET/GETTY IMAGES

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    Young boys dive into a water tank on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: SAURABH DAS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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    Heat created a rippled mirage at Rajpath during a hot weather day on May 24, 2015 in New Delhi, India.

    IMAGE: VIPIN KUMAR/HINDUSTAN TIMES/GETTY IMAGES

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    An Indian worker uses a rickshaw to transport ice from an ice factory in Amritsar on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: NARINDER NANU/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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    An Indian man cools his buffaloes at River Ganga during a hot day in Allahabad on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: RITESH SHUKLA/NURPHOTO/CORBIS

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    A laborer takes a drink as he works in a brick kiln during the heat wave in Ghasera on the outskirts of New Delhi, India on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: SAURABH DAS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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    An Indian roadside food vendor sets up his cart inside a concrete pipe in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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    An indian fisherman catches fish in River Ganga during a hot day in Allahabad on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: RITESH SHUKLA/NURPHOTO/CORBIS
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    An Indian passenger sprays himself with cool water beside rail tracks at a railway station in Jammu, India on May 25, 2015.

    IMAGE: CHANNI ANAND/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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    Pigeons fly over a traffic signal near the Indian Presidential Palace during a brief dust storm in New Delhi, India on May 19, 2015. During the continuing heat wave, many parts of northern Indian witnessed a brief storm on Tuesday bringing temporary relief from the heat.

    IMAGE: ALTAF QADRI/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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    A laborer fetches drinking water on a trolley used to haul bricks at a brick kiln on a hot summer day in Ghasera on the outskirts of New Delhi, India on May 27, 2015.

    IMAGE: SAURABH DAS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

This Is Incredibly Hot India !

Thanks Judith !

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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3 Responses to Asphalt Melting Heat in India

  1. My goodness!!! So hot!

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