Heat Wave

An Indian woman sparkling water on to the street in front of her light blue house.
20 May 2022
India and Pakistan are experiencing a record-shattering heatwave with temperatures exceeding 45℃ in many areas, leading to critical electricity and water shortages. In addition, the heatwave demonstrates the need for heat action plans.
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A real-time attribution study was conducted during the heatwave that affected large parts of North India and Pakistan in April-May 2022. The analysis was produced with a system developed in Hadley Centre for the attribution of extremes in near-real time.
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Panoramic view of Cairo, Egypt
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Cover and title of publication
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Aerial view of a greened Dar es Saalam informal settlement
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