EnviStats India 2020 report
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13th Aug, 2020
- The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the EnviStats India 2020 report recently.
- The highest number of heat wave days was recorded in Rajasthan with 20 days, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand with 13 days each.
- The average number of heat wave days in 2019 rose by 82.6 % year-on-year to 157.
- 2019 recorded the third-highest number of heat wave days in the decade after 254 days in 2010 and 189 days in 2012.
- Meanwhile, the number of average cold wave days also reported an increase.
- Heat wave is defined as a prolonged period of excessive heat, often combined with excessive humidity.
- Heat Waves occur over India between March and June.