Heat wave and Causes Mercury Rising UPSC Notes

Heat Waves and causes Impacts of it UPSC CSE Notes

Heat wave

  • A heat wave - a period of abnormally high temperatures that exceed the normal maximum temperature.
  • Typically between March and June, and in some rare cases even extend to July.
  • Heat wave is considered when the maximum temperature of a station reaches  least 40°C for Plains and 30°C for Hilly regions.
  • If a station's normal maximum temperature is more than 40°C, a 4°C to 5°C increase from that temperature is considered a heat wave condition. 

The health impacts of Heat Waves 

  • Dehydration
  • Heat cramps
  • Heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke.
  • Heat cramps
  • Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and sweating.
  • The extreme temperatures can result physiological stress, sometimes it leads to death.
Heat wave and causes



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Heat Waves and causes Impacts of it UPSC CSE Notes
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