Murtugudde cited in Livescience post on Indian heat wave

Professor Raghu Murtugudde was cited in a Livescience post regarding the devastating heat wave currently affecting  India.  Murtugudde explained that wind circulations typically responsible for ushering in moisture from the Arabian Sea have instead originated out of the northern Indian deserts, delivering dry air and blistering heat as opposed to the expected rainfall.   Over 1000 people have died as a direct result of the extreme conditions, although some researchers feel the figure is being underestimated.