Heatwave: Scorching Hot Nights Making Amdavadis Sick | Ahmedabad News



In May, Ahmedabad experienced a severe heatwave, leading to 841 heat-related emergencies, including 69 cases of heatstroke – the highest numbers in a decade. This marked a significant 132% increase from the previous year. Tej Chavda from Cept University identified hotspots in the city where high daytime temperatures above 42°C and elevated nighttime temperatures above 26°C contributed to heat stress among residents. Most emergencies occurred in eastern areas with high population density and limited access to cooling methods. The findings were consistent with previous research, highlighting the impact of nighttime temperatures on heat-related incidents. The built environment, such as highrises providing shade, also influenced the distribution of heat-related emergencies in different parts of the city.





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