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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.
Cover page of the technical summary
2022
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.
Met Office
The climate emergency has made heat waves in northwest Pakistan and India 100 times more likely. Researchers, scientists, and ordinary Pakistanis struggle to cope with their third heat wave this year, and little has been done to mitigate the impacts.
The New Humanitarian
Jacobabad in Pakistan's arid Sindh province is in the grip of the latest heatwave to hit South Asia -– peaking at 51 degrees Celsius (124 Fahrenheit) at the weekend.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
Debris and twisted metal of collapsed bridge
Extraordinary record-high temperatures in Pakistan triggered the collapse of the Hassanabad Bridge along the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley. The ongoing unprecedented heat wave melted ice on Shisper Glacier, creating a lake which flooded.
Columbia University
Breaking the vicious cycle of climate hazards and energy and climate (in)security requires foresight, planning, and most of all infusions of low-cost capital.
Center for Climate and Security, the
Cooling down during a heat wave, April 2017 in Calcutta, India.
As the planet continues to warm, extreme heat will become more commonplace. This is particularly dire for India and Pakistan, as steps to improve air quality will actually increase temperatures during heatwaves.
Conversation Media Group, the
People take bath to keep them self cool from heat wave
With summer still months away, an unusually intense heatwave is threatening millions of people on the Indian subcontinent. What can people do to weather the worst and prepare for a future of extreme heat?
Conversation Media Group, the
Extreme heat is gripping India and Pakistan, impacting hundreds of millions of people. National meteorological and hydrological departments are working closely with health and disaster managers to roll out heat health action plans.
World Meteorological Organization
Millions sweltered in a dangerous early summer heatwave Thursday across India and Pakistan that has led to power and water shortages as annual furnace-like temperatures hit South Asia.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd