Monday, June 17, 2019

Record heat in India UPDATE: Climate refugees alert

Indian villages lie empty as drought forces thousands to flee,  (The Guardian, 6/11/2019)
The country has seen extremely high temperatures in recent weeks. On Monday the capital, Delhi, saw its highest ever June temperature of 48C. In Rajasthan, the city of Churu recently experienced highs of 50.8C, making it the hottest place on the planet.

6/4/2019 update, "Record heat in Pakistan and India" starts here.

Source:  ResearchGate

South Asia: Pre-monsoon temperatures hit record levels again.  (Aljezeera, 6/2/2019)
The pre-monsoon heat increase in India and Pakistan is breaking records again. In Jacobabad, Sindh Province in central Pakistan, the temperature was recorded as 51.1 degrees celsius on June 1. This equals the standing record for June and is 7 degrees above average. In the adjacent Indian state of Rajasthan, the northernmost city of Ganganagar has been flirting with 50C for several days. It holds a record maximum temperature of 50C and an average for June of 41.5C.

How hot?

Reading reading:
Intensification of future severe heat waves in India and their effect on heat stress and mortality.  (Regional Environmental Change, 8/9/2014)
Simultaneous widespread global heat waves are the new norm.  (Pacific Standard, 7/3/2017)
India’s Heat Season Arrives Early and Extreme.  (NRDC, 3/28/2019)
Dangerous India heat wave to intensify across Delhi, NCR into this weekend.  (AccuWeather. 4/10/2019)

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June 2019
San Francisco.  (6/12/2019)
Atlanta, Geogia.  (6/5/2019)

April 2019
Australia suffers through record hot March.  (4/2/2019)

March 2019
Seattle's record-breaking winter heat.  (3/19/2019)
UPDATE: Central Florida's record-setting February heat.  (3/2/2019)

January 2019
Australia, scorched.  (1/16/2019)
2018: Hottest year ever for Australian state of New South Wales.  (1/11/2019)
Sea surface temperatures around New Zealand hottest ever in 2018, further threatening marine life.  (1/11/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Prague experiences hottest year on record for third time this decade.  (1/6/2019)

August 2018
Climate change as a matter of fact: Red-hot summer of record heat in Europe.  (8/18/2018)
UPDATE: July 2018 is hottest month ever in California.  (8/18/2018)

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