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Pakistan breaks April record with 50C heat

The Guardian   

3 May, 2018 20:13 PM



Pakistan breaks April record with 50C heat

A boy cooling off in a heatwave in Pakistan in 2015, when 1,200 people died in the southern city of Karachi. Photo: The Guardian

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A Pakistani city has set a global record temperature for the month of April, with the mercury rising to more than 50C on Monday, prompting fears that people might leave to escape even higher temperatures when summer sets in.

The southern city of Nawabshah recorded a high of 50.2C on Monday.

“We are worried that the extreme heat started too early this summer, and are planning to migrate to other cities if the situation remains the same,” one city resident, Ismail Domki, said.

The director general of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Ghulam Rasool, said: “We have issued forecasts about the extreme heat in Sindh province but were not expecting a world record in the month of April.”

A Pakistani city has set a global record temperature for the month of April, with the mercury rising to more than 50C on Monday, prompting fears that people might leave to escape even higher temperatures when summer sets in.

The southern city of Nawabshah recorded a high of 50.2C on Monday.

“We are worried that the extreme heat started too early this summer, and are planning to migrate to other cities if the situation remains the same,” one city resident, Ismail Domki, said.

The director general of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Ghulam Rasool, said: “We have issued forecasts about the extreme heat in Sindh province but were not expecting a world record in the month of April.”


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