India heat wave

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A heat wave in southern India, with temperatures rising to 122°F (50°C), caused the deaths of at least 1,500 people in May. At press time, the Indian government had recommended that people stay inside and drink water to reduce the chance of heatstroke. However, water was not readily available to everyone.

Meteorologists believe that temperatures will drop significantly during the upcoming monsoon season, typically lasting from late May to early October.

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A heat wave in southern India, with temperatures rising to 122°F (50°C), caused the deaths of at least 1,500 people in May. At press time, the Indian government had recommended that people stay inside and drink water to reduce the chance of heatstroke. However, water was not readily available to everyone.

Meteorologists believe that temperatures will drop significantly during the upcoming monsoon season, typically lasting from late May to early October.