Sweltering Iraq declares four-day weekend from Thursday

A searing heat wave forecast to sweep through Iraq prompted the government to declare a four-day holiday starting on Thursday and order regular power cuts at state institutions.

Summer tips to keep pooch cool

During the current heat wave, it is important that all animals are kept cool to prevent discomfort and serious health problems. So, keep your pet hydrated and avoid the midday sun to make sure they stay safe in the summer months.

Disaster Management Authority to study 'heat wave' phenomenon

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority will carry out a detailed study of the suspected 'heat wave' phenomenon which caused concern in the coastal areas of some parts of Kerala in recent days.

'Pakistan heatwave deaths close to 700'
'Pakistan heatwave deaths close to 700'

Nearly 700 people have died in a severe three-day heatwave in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, with medics battling to treat patients as a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

Heatwave kills 45 in Pakistan`s Karachi

A heatwave has killed at least 45 people in Pakistan`s largest city of Karachi, officials said Sunday, as residents grapple with frequent power outages and water scarcity during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Southwest Monsoon weakens over coastal Karnataka
Southwest Monsoon weakens over coastal Karnataka

The Southwest Monsoon weakened over coastal Karnataka even as rain and thundershowers are expected in most places in coastal and south interior Karnataka, the meteorological department said on Wednesday.

Calcutta HC lawyers stay away due to heat, litigants suffer, Chief Justice unhappy

Lawyers stayed away from Calcutta High Court Wednesday as part of a three-day cease work citing hot and humid conditions, causing harassment to thousands of litigants and prompting the Chief Justice to term the advocates' action as "irritating and painful".

Cloudy sky offers little relief to Delhiites from heat

 Overcast conditions on Tuesday offered little relief to Delhiites reeling under hot and humid conditions even as the mercury settled at 42.4 degrees Celsius.

Hot Monday in Delhi, no relief likely on Tuesday

The national capital experienced a sunny and hot Monday as the maximum temperature settled three notches above the season's average at 42.9 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is likely on Tuesday, the Met Office said.

Blistering heat sweeps Haryana and Punjab

Blistering heat swept Haryana and Punjab on Monday with Hisar recording a maximum of 45.2 degrees Celsius in the region.

Mercury rises by four degrees in Himachal

The mercury continued to rise across the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, recording a rise of three to four degrees in the maximum temperature, which, in some areas, crossed 40 degrees Celsius.

Heat wave kills 10 pilgrims at Pakistan shrine

Islamabad: At least 10 pilgrims died in Pakistan due to the heat during the 763rd Urs celebrations of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar on Saturday.

Dust storms likely in Delhi, mercury to settle below 40 degrees

It was sunny morning with minimum temperature settling at 25.8 degree Celsius, two notches below normal for this time of the season.

Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon
Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon

In a bad news for the country in general and the agriculture sector in particular, Monsoon rains this year will be “ deficient”, the government announced on Tuesday.

Light showers likely to lash Delhi

Delhi woke up to a partly cloudy sky Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling at 22.2 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season's average.

India's second deadliest heatwave kills more than 2000 people

More than 2,000 people have died in India’s current heat wave, the second deadliest in the country’s history.

Rainfall gives relief to North India from searing heat wave
Rainfall gives relief to North India from searing heat wave

Giving relief from the searing heat wave, several parts of North India witnessed moderate rainfall on Monday bringing down the temperature.

Partly cloudy Monday in Delhi

 It will be a partly cloudy Monday here with the possibility of dust or thunderstorm accompanied with squall in some areas, the Met Office said.

Heatwave: Things you must know

The devastating heatwave that has gripped India has resulted in death of more than 2000 people.

Monsoon to be delayed in Kerala, drought-like conditions expected

With conditions not favouring its progress, Southwest Monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast by June 4, three days after its normal onset date, the MET department said on Sunday.