Talk:2017 North India cold wave

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ITN notification[edit]

{{ITN note}}. Junosoon (talk) 05:40, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Is this article properly defined/named?[edit]

A cold wave means low temperatures. They are not always accompanied by heavy snowfall, nor is heavy snowfall always at very cold temperatures (indeed, those tend to limit how much moisture can be in the air). So I am thinking this should be defined not in terms of a cold wave, but some broader weather term for what caused both the cold temperatures and the snow, which caused the avalanches that killed people. Wnt (talk) 13:05, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

The name of the map[edit]

Currently, it is "India Jammu and Kashmir location map UN view", and it makes no sense.--Adûnâi (talk) 02:08, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

@Adûnâi: Jammu and Kashmir is a state in Northern India. Its borders are contested by India, Pakistan, and China. Presumably the map represents an opinion of its boundaries by the UN, though I cannot confirm that. The main issue with the map really is that it looks like a blank political map that has no obvious rationale for inclusion, unless some points end up plotted on it. I wouldn't delete it right now because someone might be figuring out how to make a location map with dots on it, which always takes some doing. (I approached this problem in my own way with Module:MapClip some years back but it would take me some time to remember anything about it) Wnt (talk) 12:15, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Climate context[edit]

This article would benefit from some data on usual temperatures in the involved area. That would give some context on how cold is that cold wave.--Pere prlpz (talk) 14:35, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Agreed. My guess is people in that region aren't used to/don't have clothing for temperatures that would be considered mild in colder parts of the world. Kevin Lamoreau (talk) 18:04, 5 February 2017 (UTC)