Canada issues travel advice for India on heatwaves and power outages

NEW DELHI: Canada has issued a travel advisory regarding the “heatwave currently sweeping India, causing wildfires and power outages”. She has urged the country’s citizens to “follow the instructions of the regional health authorities and civil protection authorities”. India experienced an unusually hot April this year.
“India is being hit by a heatwave. The heat wave has caused wildfires and power outages, and damaged crops. Wildfires can also affect transport, leading to train disruption and highway closures,” reads the Government of Canada’s travel advisory for India with the update to “Natural Disasters and Climate – Adding Heatwave Information”.
It has asked its citizens in India to “stay hydrated; Avoid outdoor activities, especially in areas affected by wildfire smoke. Be prepared to change your travel plans at short notice, including interrupting or canceling your trip; Follow the instructions of the regional health authorities and civil protection authorities and dial 102 in medical emergencies.”
Several Indian states are struggling with severe heat waves. According to the Met Department’s Monthly Weather and Climate Summary, April 2022 was the third warmest over India in 122 years. Prolonged and frequent heatwaves hit large parts of the country in April, pushing maximum temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius in many places in western Rajasthan, eastern Uttar Pradesh, western Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha in Maharashtra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Delhi from his European trip on Thursday and will chair a meeting to review preparations for dealing with rising temperatures and the upcoming monsoon season.

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