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The Extreme Heat Pummeling India and Pakistan Is About to Get Worse

By Hari Kumar, Mike Ives

28 Apr 2022 · 4 min read

Across a wide swath of the Indian subcontinent, scorching temperatures have damaged harvests. People are suffering from heat stroke. And the lights are flickering in some cities amid surging demand for air-conditioning.

Now, the heat wave that has been pummeling India and Pakistan for weeks is expected to intensify over the weekend. In some hard-hit areas, it may be weeks before the region's annual monsoon sweeps in to provide relief.

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