"The record-shattering heatwave that engulfed most of India and Pakistan
through March and April brought temperatures exceeding 45℃ in many areas,
leading to critical electricity and water shortages.
Indeed, the maximum temperatures forecast for Delhi, India, will continue to
reach over 40℃ for several days. The severe heat has strained healthcare
systems across both nations, which are already stretched due to the continuing
high numbers of COVID cases.
Temperatures overall have eased back to near-average in the last few days, but
unfortunately as the planet continues to warm, such extreme heat will become
This is particularly dire for India and Pakistan, as steps to improve air
quality is an added factor that will actually increase
heatwaves. Let’s take a closer look at why this heatwave is exceptional, and
what the future may hold for the region."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics