Pakistan’s Mohenjo Daro Hit By Record Heatwave, Temperatures Soar Above 52ºC

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Mohenjo Daro, a historic town in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh, is currently grappling with an intense heatwave. The mercury soared above 52º Celsius (125.6º Fahrenheit), marking the highest reading of the summer so far.

Record-Breaking Heat – Mohenjo Daro’s Scorching Day: 

In the last 24 hours, Mohenjo Daro witnessed temperatures as high as 52.2º C (126º F). This reading comes close to the town’s and the country’s record highs of 53.5º C (128.3º F) and 54º C (129.2º F), respectively.

Climate Vulnerability:

 Pakistan ranks as the fifth most vulnerable country to the impact of climate change. The nation has experienced abnormal rainfall, devastating floods, and an extreme heatwave.

Notably, the highest temperature ever recorded in Pakistan was 54º C (129.2º F) in  Turbat, located in the southwestern province of Balochistan, back in 2017. This scorching heatwave made Turbat the second-hottest place in Asia and the fourth-highest globally.

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Temporary School Closures:

Local authorities in Pakistan are taking urgent measures to address the severe heatwave and protect citizens from its adverse effects. 

The Pakistani government has ordered the temporary closure of schools to safeguard students and prevent heat-related illnesses. Exams have been postponed to mitigate the impact of extreme temperatures.

Authorities have declared emergencies at hospitals to handle the influx of patients suffering from heatstroke and dehydration. Hospitals are on high alert to provide timely medical assistance.

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