EXTREME HEAT WAVES SWEEP SOUTHEAST ASIA

Global warming is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme heat waves around the world, and South Asia is particularly affected and experience this year extreme heat waves all over the continent.

 

 

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In Vietnam, the warmest temperature measured in the country this April was 41.8°C (107.2°F) at Tuong Duong on April 15th. In HCMC the temperature varied in April between 93° F (34°C) and 100°F (37,77°C ) and got to 93° F (33.88° C) in Hanoi. The Vietnam’s all-time heat record was 42.7°C (108.9°F) set on May 12, 1966.

 

In Malaysia, The record of 39.2°C (102.6F) was measured at Batu Embun this April 10th. It is the hottest temperature ever measured in Central Malaysia. The all-time Malaysian record is 40.1°C (104.2°F) at Chuping on April 9, 1998. In March this year, Chuping reached 39.5°C (103.1°F).

In Thailland since April 2nd the temperature has exceeded 100°F (37.8°C) and had nine consecutive days above 41.7°C (107.1°F). The normal daily high for this time of the year is around 36.5°C (97.7°F).

China got his warmest pic at Dan Xian with 40.5°C (104.9°F) on April 16th.

 

 

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In India, the city of Kozhikode (Calicut), saw its temperature peak at a record 39.1°C (102.4°F) and 46°C (114.8°F). Sundargarh and Bankura on April 16th smashed their previous records high with 37.2°C (99.0°F) for Kerala state.

Titlagarh got to 48.5°C (119.3°F) on April 24th. That is the highest reliably measured temperature in India for the month of April. Bangalore recorded its all-time hottest temperature with 39.2°C (102.6°F) beating out its previous record of 38.9°C (102.0°F) observed on May 22, 1931. The hottest reliably measured temperature in India on record was 50.6°C (123.1°F) at Pachpadra, Rajasthan on May 25, 1886.

In Asia, theses former year records had been broken more than 35 times at least.

 

The increasing warming is threatening more than never the Asian Continent

In the South Asia region, it is urgent to do prevention work. South Asia is close to the equator, so the sub-continent would see much higher rises in sea levels than higher latitudes…

 

 

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If the global warming continues to increase, Asia will know Extreme River floods, more intense tropical cyclones, rising sea levels and extreme pic pollution.

Hundreds of millions of people will be affected by coastal flooding and land loss. Cities will also suffer from heat stress, extreme precipitations, inland and coastal flooding, as well as drought and water scarcity. Low crop yields and associated income loss from agriculture will continue the trend toward migration from rural to urban centers. In cities, safe drinking water will become increasingly constrained and alternatives, especially during and after flooding, contributing to greater water-borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhea…

 

 

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