Heat waves in Kerala as oceans warm up and rains fail to cool

Pre-monsoon showers usually cool down summer days and nights but Kerala is witnessing heatwaves without these rains.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 07, 2024 | 1:00 PMUpdatedMay 07, 2024 | 1:00 PM

Unabated heat wave in Kerala.

Kerala and much of South India are enduring heatwaves amidst the absence of pre-monsoon showers, defying typical cooling patterns. The weather office forecasts prolonged high temperatures until May 6. Scientists attribute this unusual weather to atmospheric and oceanic factors, noting both natural and human-induced causes, including climate change driven by activities like fossil fuel burning, altering global atmospheric composition.

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