The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track global 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).😉
Main Topic: Harsh Prolonged Heatwave on Tap for India and Southern Asia
Dear Diary. Yesterday we did a deep dive into a heatwave that is plaguing southern South America. That heatwave is not the only one affecting our planet at the moment. As the sun angle increases across the Northern Hemisphere going from late winter into spring, our attention shifts to India and southern Asia.
As some of you reading this blog might remember. India had an extremely harsh heatwave last year. Here are my notes on that:
As noted by Maximiliano Herrera, a new heatwave has commenced in the subcontinent area and in Southeast Asia:
Let’s look at the meteorological prospects for this new heatwave to grow or be squashed by a cold front.
At 500 millibars here is the current state of the heat do,e over the area, which looks somewhat innocuous:
Unfortunately, there are no signs of the thing breaking down anytime soon. In fact, a week from today the heat dome will be much stronger with the 588-decameter line encompassing much of India:
By next Monday above average 500 millibar heights tale I’ve much of eastern and southern Asia. Closer to the surface, we see much above average 850 millibar heights and temperatures increasing into next week:
I see no sign of the heat dome breaking down through most of this month. We’ll see how high temperatures get and how many records are set across India and nearby countries on this blog. I’m dreading the spring for India looking at these initial signs, exacerbated by the climate crisis.
Here are some “ET’s” recorded from around the planet the last couple of days, their consequences, and some extreme temperature outlooks, as well as any extreme precipitation reports:
Here is some more new January 2023 climatology:
Here is more climate and weather news from Monday:
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