Srinagar: An American weather watchdog has said that the brutal heat wave in India and Pakistan will persist for the next ten days and in Pakistan will record hottest days on earth.
“The unprecedented heatwave in India and Pakistan is going no where, with brutal heat expected to persist for the next 10 days,” US Storm Watch predicted on Friday.
The watchdog further said that the next 3 days will be even hotter with ‘temperatures in Pakistan approaching the hottest ever recorded on Earth in the month of April (50C).’
According to weather statistics on April 27, Nawabshah in Pakistan reached 47.5C new high in the Hemisphere in 2022.
In India 45.6C at Rajgarh. 43C also in Myanmar and Thailand.
Experts suggest that coming days will be worse and Central Asia will also approach 40C.
Robert Rhode, a lead scientist at Berkley Earth, said that the significance of the current Indian, Pakistani heatwave is less about smashing records, though various records have fallen, and more about very long duration.
“The last 6 weeks have been repeatedly challenging the top of the historical range and baking this part of the world,” Rhode wrote on Twitter.
According to Rhode the last 6 weeks in New Delhi have averaged more than 4 °C (7.5 °F) above normal.
“For such a long duration, that’s about as large a temperature excess above normal as New Delhi has ever seen and mirrors a similarly timed heatwave during 2010,” Rhode commented.
The US watchdog had earlier said that this unrelenting and deadly heatwave across India and Pakistan is just beginning to reach its peak.
“The incredible longevity of extreme/record breaking heat in the region is making this heatwave potentially one of the worst heatwaves in modern history,” it said.