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Asian weather is so confusing!

The Pakistan Meteorological Department predicts severe heat will continue this week while authorities advise people to avoid direct sun exposure. In neighboring India, six states received similar warnings, including Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, starting from May 8 and lasting 3-4 days.

Overall, according to the sheet Guardianthe highest temperature in many parts of northwest India and Pakistan could reach 50 degrees Celsius this week.

The heat is not strange to the people of the two South Asian countries mentioned above, but the extent, length of time as well as the fact that it came earlier this year is causing the world to panic.

The last days of April witnessed a temperature of 49 degrees Celsius in Jacobabad – Pakistan and 47.2 degrees Celsius in Banda – India. In India alone, more than 20 people have died from extreme heat since the end of March.

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The Australian state of Western Australia urges people to be cautious as the cold air mass is expected to “land” this week Photo: WA NEWS

Many experts collectively believe that this is a consequence of global warming, and are concerned that wet bulb temperatures will also rise, threatening human survival.

Channel NBC News interpret wet bulb temperature as a measure of the combination of heat and humidity. Once the wet bulb temperature exceeds human body temperature, sweat can no longer evaporate and humans lose the ability to cool themselves.

“That’s really the limit of survival. You just need to sit still and die, let alone move or do anything. There is simply no way to cool down the body” – Mr. Tapio Schneider, professor in environmental science at the California Institute of Technology (USA), explained to NBC News.

As early as May 2020, a study published in the journal Science Advances has shown that heat and humidity in certain regions of the world have “closed or surpassed the limits of human tolerance”, including parts of South Asia, the coastal and southwestern regions of North America, the area around the Persian Gulf…

With the heat wave expected to spread to wetter coastal areas in India and Pakistan this week, climate scientist Friederike Otto at Imperial College London (UK) is concerned about the risk that global temperatures will increase. Dryness caused will increase.

The situation in India is very complicated. While straining in the heat, the country will welcome a storm to pass through the East coast on May 10. And yet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just asked local authorities to prepare a plan to fight floods when the rainy season is coming in the next few weeks.

In stark contrast to the current situation in northern India and Pakistan, tropical areas in Southeast Asia are seeing unusually low temperatures. On May 2, the Hong Kong Observatory recorded a temperature of 16.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest May temperature since 1917, according to reports. The Guardian. On the same day, the temperature in Guangzhou City in southern China was only 13.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest ever seen in May here.

Meanwhile, 13.6 degrees Celsius is the lowest temperature in Umphang district, Tak province – Thailand on 4-5. This is also the lowest temperature recorded in Thailand in May. According to scientists, the factor causing this phenomenon is a combination of the northeast monsoon and unusual weather conditions.

Further south, Australia has just experienced its first cold snap of the year, after the seventh hottest April on record. A cold air mass caused temperatures to plummet in many parts of the southeastern part of the country in the middle of last week, including the states of Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. In addition, an area of ​​low pressure caused heavy rain and wind in Tasmania over the weekend.

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