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Heat Wave: Outbreak of severe heat created heat island around Delhi, NASA shared picture

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The outbreak of heat is being seen all over North India. People are burning in the summer furnace. Meanwhile, the American space agency NASA has shared very scary and shocking pictures which are of the areas around Delhi. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently shared a picture in which small heat islands can be clearly seen in the vicinity of Delhi. This picture was shared on May 13 from the official Twitter handle of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL). NASA’s ECOSTRESS instrument took a picture of the ground temperature in Delhi around 5 May.

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Red marks seen in the picture
According to NASA, the temperature has reached 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) in Delhi’s urban Heat Island and surrounding villages. While the temperature in the surrounding areas was about 40 degrees Fahrenheit cold. The red color marks can be clearly seen in this picture. This is what NASA has called Heat Island. The summer temperature was so high that it started to appear red in color, only then NASA has addressed them as Heat Island.

Many deaths in India-Pakistan due to heat
According to the official NASA JPL website, India and Pakistan have been hit by a sustained heat wave since mid-March, resulting in many deaths, increased arson, increased air pollution and reduced agricultural production. It is estimated that the hot weather has killed at least 25 people in India and 65 in Pakistan. However, the exact number of casualties is likely to be much higher. Even the birds are feeling heatstroke. Many urban areas of India and Pakistan deal with scorching heat every year.

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