The latest updates of the main forecast models indicate that parts of Pakistan and northwestern India could reach temperatures near 120°F (50°C) from Thursday to this coming weekend.
🚩 Major cities such as Delhi and Lahore are forecast to reach 113°F (45°C).
These temperatures are 18°F (10°C) warmer than the normal high temperatures for April, and would approach the all-time record temperatures for the month.
Temperatures in major metropolitan areas can be further exasperated by the urban heat island effect, increasing local temperatures a few degrees higher than the surrounding countryside.
Due to these forecasts, heat wave warnings were issued for 10 major cities in India.
🔥 Both India and Pakistan are being hit the hardest with widespread record-breaking temperatures above 105°F (40°C).
Conditions are expected to worsen the next weekend in those regions, where temperatures approaching 113°F (45°C) are possible.
An unusually early heat wave has already brought extreme temperatures to a large swath of India’s northwest this month, while the country recording the hottest March on record, according to local reports.
Now, further extreme heat is forecast to hit parts of the country, as well as Pakistan in the next few days.
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