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Delhi sizzles at 49C as heatwave sweeps India

Experts say India is now recording more intense, frequent heatwaves which are also longer in duration.

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Experts say India is now recording more intense, frequent heatwaves which are also longer in duration.

Highlights

  • Summers have always been gruelling in many parts of India - especially in the northern and central regions.
  • Experts say India is now recording more intense, frequent heatwaves which are also longer in duration.
  • People have devised their own ways of coping with the heat - from keeping water cool in earthen jugs to rubbing raw mangoes on their bodies to ward off heat strokes.
  • People had devised ways to cope with heat before air-conditioners and water coolers started selling in the millions of dollars in India.