More than 50°C during the day, 35°C at night, India and Pakistan are suffocating

More than 50°C during the day, 35°C at night, India and Pakistan are suffocating
More than 50°C during the day, 35°C at night, India and Pakistan are suffocating

The heatwave is currently affecting India and Pakistan very violently. Temperatures above 50°C are recorded in both countries. A national record for the entire country was even broken in New Delhi (India) this Wednesday, with just over 52°C.

That the region experiences high temperatures at this time of year is usual since it is the hottest period. But the levels reached at the end of May are extraordinary. In the New Delhi region, the red alert has been activated by the authorities. Water restrictions are underway in the country to limit the risk of shortage.

Up to 53 degrees in Pakistan

The area located in northern India and eastern Pakistan is most exposed to extreme heatwaves. On Sunday it was up to 53°C in Pakistan. On Tuesday, previous records had already been broken. In Churu (India), a monthly record of 50.5°C was set. The Delhi region had flirted with the 50°C mark. In Rohtak, with more than 48°C, the previous record for all months was beaten by more than one degree.

The difficulty is that the nights remain particularly hot. They approach or even exceed 35°C, the threshold for very high heat. In Pakistan, the thermometer did not drop below 36°C during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday.

With such a level maintained at all hours of the day and night, bodies cannot rest. Heatstrokes number in the thousands and at least several dozen people are already officially dead due to these conditions, reports the Times of India. In the short term, forecasts do not anticipate a significant drop in temperature in the region.

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