The heatwave in Mohenjo Daro is 52.2 degrees Celsius.little less than the 53.5 degree Celsius record


little less than the 53.5 degree Celsius record, the heatwave in Mohenjo Daro is 52.2 degrees Celsius.

The met office stated on Monday that temperatures in Sindh, in southern Pakistan, exceeded 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees Fahrenheit) during an ongoing heatwave. This was the highest reading of the summer and almost reached the national record high.

International scientists have come to the conclusion that the recent spikes in temperatures in Asia are most likely the result of climate change brought on by humans.

The heatwave in Mohenjo Daro
Though Mohenjo Daro is a small town with hot summers, moderate winters, and little rainfall, its few markets—which include bakeries, tea shops, mechanics, shops that repair electronics, and vendors of fruits and vegetables—are always crowded with people

Shahid Abbas, a senior official with the Pakistan Meteorological Department, stated that the temperature in Mohenjo Daro, Sindh, a town renowned for historic sites from the Indus Valley Civilization, which was established around 2500 BC, had increased as high as 52.2 C (126 F) in the past 24 hours.

The town and the country recorded record highs of 53.5 C (128.3 F) and 54 C (129.2 F), respectively, for the temperature. This summer’s reading is the hottest so far.

Mohenjo Daro’s few marketplaces, which include bakeries, tea shops, mechanics, shops that repair devices, and vendors of fruits and vegetables, are often bustling with people despite being a small town with scorching summers, mild winters, and little rainfall.

“The intense heat is keeping customers away from the restaurant.” Wajid Ali, 32, who runs a tea shop in the town, said, “I sit around at the restaurant with these tables and chairs and no clients.

I find a little alleviation when I take numerous baths a day. Furthermore, there is no power. The heat has made us very uneasy.”

Abdul Khaliq, 30, has an electronics repair business next to Ali’s store. He was working while the shop’s shutter was half down to protect him from the sun. Khaliq also bemoaned the impact of the heat on business.

Local doctor Mushtaq Ahmed added that the locals have adjusted to living in the extreme weather conditions and prefer staying indoors or near water.

Pakistan ranks sixth among nations most susceptible to the effects of climate change. At a press conference on Friday, Prime Minister Rubina Khursheed Alam, who oversees climate policy, stated, “We have witnessed above-average rains and floods.” She also mentioned that the government is launching awareness efforts in response to the heatwaves.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Pakistan was 54 C (129.2 F) at the city of Turbat, which is situated in the Balochistan region in the southwest, in 2017. Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz of the Pakistan Meteorological Department stated that this was the fourth-highest temperature in the globe and the second-hottest in Asia.

Mohenjo Daro and the surrounding territories will get a break in the weather, while other parts of Sindh, including Karachi, the capital and largest metropolis of Pakistan, are predicted to see another heatwave.

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