A brutal heatwave in April 2023 continues to impact large portions of Asia, setting new temperature records in several countries and causing over a dozen deaths.
🔥 Countries across Southeast Asia experienced their highest recorded temperatures this week, while the Indian subcontinent has also been severely affected by the searing heat.
Countries such as Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh have experienced temperatures above 40°C (104°F) for several days.
🚩 On April 18, six cities in northern and eastern India recorded temperatures above 44°C (111.2°F) while the capital, Delhi, recorded 40.4°C (104.7°F).
Unusually high temperatures for the time of year spread to Japan and the Korean Peninsula on April 19, with 30°C (86°F) Yongwol in South Korea.
Highly unusual temperatures for this month have also been recorded in central Asia, including in Kazakhstan, where 33.6°C (92.5°F) was recorded at Taraz, a record for April, and in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
➡️ The extreme heat across South and Southeast Asia is expected to continue, while much cooler conditions are forecasted for much of China with temperatures expected to drop from around 10°C (18°F) above average to 10°C (18°F) below average over the weekend.
The temperature in northern China will rise to 30–35°C (86–95°F) after tomorrow, and then plummet to about 0°C (32°F).
At the same time, there will be blizzards in Northwest China.
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