man drinking water in a heatwave

‘Impossible to work after 10 o’clock in the morning’: India swelters in hottest March in 122 years

Posted on 21.04.22

We were told that the heat would become so great that people would not be able to work in it.

It’s happening already.

Fortune says:

India has recorded its hottest March since the country’s meteorological department began keeping records 122 years ago, threatening lives and the food supply just as the country is about to enter its hottest season.

The average nationwide temperature in March was 33.1°C (91.6°F), beating out the 32.7°C recorded in March 2021—itself the third warmest on record.

“It’s become impossible to work after 10 o’clock in the morning,” Sunil Das, a rickshaw puller in Noida near Delhi told Quartz.

“I head back home after 10 and resume in the evening when the heat has subsided a bit,” Das said, adding, “It has reduced my earnings but what alternative do I have?”

The whole article is available here.