Heat 100 times as severe as climate change in India, says study; Monsoon to reach Kerala next week; 6 lakh affected by Assam floods PiPa News

Heat 100 times as severe as climate change in India, says study; Monsoon to reach Kerala next week; 6 lakh affected by Assam floods

Weather Live Updates: A study by the United Kingdom Met Office said record-breaking heatwaves in north-west India and Pakistan in April and May were 100 times more likely to be caused by climate change. The year 2010 saw the highest combined average temperatures in the region in April and May since 1900.

“The study shows that the natural probability of a heat wave with higher than average temperatures in 2010 is once in 312 years. In the current climate – accounting for climate change – the chances increase to once every 3.1 years. Another century By the end of 2014, studies – which include climate change projections – suggest this will increase to once every 1.15 years,” the UK Met Office said in a statement on Wednesday.

The supply of food grains and fuel to Mizoram has been affected due to floods and landslides in Assam and Meghalaya, officials said on Thursday. However, he said that there is nothing to worry as the Mizoram government is making every effort to bring supplies from other states.

Long queues of vehicles were seen at some filling stations in many parts of the state since Wednesday. On Monday, the state government had ordered ration for the purchase of petrol for two-wheelers and light motor vehicles. The limit was fixed at five liters for two-wheelers and 10 liters for light motor vehicles.

All flights to and from the Dimapur airport were canceled on Thursday as incessant heavy rains led to waterlogging on the runway, cutting off air connectivity between Nagaland and the rest of the country, an airport official said. The AGM (Electrical) at Dimapur airport said the rain lasted for about three hours in the morning and waterlogged up to 60 mm, which is much more than the recommended 3 mm of water on the runway.

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