To meet the requirements of the research community, a high resolution daily gridded temperature data set for the Indian region was developed. For this purpose, daily temperature (maximum, minimum and mean) data of 395 quality controlled

declaration of heat wave in Orissa has become an annual affair. This year, till May 2, 54 persons had succumbed to the heat wave; the official death toll was, however, nine. The year 1998, termed

Orissa continues to reel under heatwave conditions even as the death toll due to sun stroke in the state mounted to 51 on Thursday. Seven deaths were reported from Dhenkanal, six each from Angul and Jagatsinghpur, five from Khurda, four each from Ganjam, Nayagarh, Sambalpur and Sundergarh, two each from Balasore, Puri and Sonepur, three in Jajpur and one from Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj districts.

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The North felt the onslaught of the blistering heat on Saturday as Delhi recorded a season's high of 41 degree Celsius and the mercury hovered near the 45-degree mark in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh while it claimed two lives each in Jharkhand and West Bengal. There were also reports of another seven deaths due to sunstroke in Orissa which were sent to the central control room at Bhubaneswar. The weather office declared a

The continuing heat wave with heat wave claimed six lives in Burdwan and Bankura districts today. Most of the victims were residents of Asansol-Durgapur industrial zone where mercury touched nearly 43 degree Celsius. Gouri Mondal (80), a resident of Taldangra, Bankura was found dead at her courtyard at about 11.30 am today. The doctors said that she died of sunstroke.

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The Met Department isn't declaring a heatwave yet but unconfirmed reports say 28 people have died in the state Unofficial reports say 28 people have died of a heatwave in Orissa this April while the government has confirmed four deaths due to sunstroke. The numbers may be contested but it is clear that the heat is creating havoc. While a heatwave is declared when the temperature is five degrees above normal, the state Met department's advisory declared a "heatwave' only on one day this month.

Dry Winds From Rajasthan Making Temperature Rise TIMES NEWS NETWORK New Delhi: The season of sweltering heat has begun. For the first time this year, temperatures touched the 40-degree mark with the maximum temperature on Tuesday recorded at 40.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal. The minimum was 23.9 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.