Thursday, April 28, 2016

Extraordinary Heat Wave Sweeps Southeast Asia and Points Beyond

By: Christopher C. Burt , 6:47 PM GMT on April 19, 2016

What is most likely the most intense heat wave ever observed in Southeast Asia has been ongoing for the past several weeks. All-time national heat records have been observed in Cambodia, Laos, and (almost) in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. Meanwhile extreme heat has resulted in all-time record high temperatures in the Maldives, India, China, and portions of Africa as well.


UPDATE April 24th The city of Titlagarh measured 48.5°C (119.3°F) on April 24th. This is the highest reliably measured temperature in India for the month of April. I


The heat waves are still in progress and more records over at least the next month are likely.

tags: extreme weather

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