Extreme Temperature Diary- June 4th, 2019/ Indian Heat Wave 2019

Tuesday June 4th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😉

Indian Heat Wave 2019

Every spring just before the onset of a typical monsoon, which cools and moistens conditions in India, the subcontinent of Asia area gets roasting hot in May. Climate change hasn’t, thankfully at least not yet, eliminated the monsoon, but the last few years May into early June the monsoon has been delayed, and heat waves in India have become eyeopenly hot, so much so that thousands of people have perished.

I noticed this piece, which is today’s main subject, coming from my old place of business, The Weather Channel:


Just click on the link to read all information contained within. Here are some highlights:

Deadly India Heat Wave Temperature Reaches 123 Degrees in Second-Driest Pre-Monsoon Spell in 65 Years

By Brian Donegan


Dangerous Heat and Dry Conditions in India

Meteorologist Domenica Davis looks at the conditions in India.

At a Glance

  • Northern India is in the midst of a severe heat wave.
  • The temperature soared to 123 degrees in Churu, India, on Saturday.
  • Several people have died from heat-related illnesses.
  • India recorded its second-driest pre-monsoon spell since 1954.

Let’s look at some record count statistics just from May 2019 to add to Brian’s piece from my favorite website updated through 6/2/19:


So far the NCEI system has received 37 counts of daily records set or tied mainly in southern India during May 2019. Here is the list:

I’ll update this list in a few days and see if Chura gets into the NCEI system.

Click on each station within the NCEI data tools link if you want to see where geographically where individual stations are located and other specs. As you can gather, it’s been plenty hot in India. I wonder why?😉


Here is some more climate and weather news and notes from Tuesday:

(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article.)

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Guy Walton…The Climate Guy

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