Nawabshah = highest-ever temperature recorded in April on #Earth

Women carrying pitchers filled with the water near a remote village in Thar. Women in the desert have to walk miles every day to fetch water for their families. ─ Photo by author
Women carrying pitchers in Thar. Photo by Zulfiqar Kunbhar (Dawn).

Nawabshah (Shaheed Benazirabad) may have endured the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth in the month of April, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, quoting a French meteorologist and an expert on weather extremes.

A high of 50.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in Shaheed Benazirabad on April 30, with dozens suffering heat strokes and business activities coming to a halt in the city.

Read: How Sindh is struggling to respond to climate change challenges

Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist at Meteo France, posted on Twitter that the temperature recorded in the city on Apr 30 was the highest ever for Pakistan as well as Asia. But Christopher Burt, a global expert on weather extremes, went a step ahead to claim it may have been the highest ever recorded in the world in the month.

from Dawn.

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