March Heat Records Melt In Parts of Mongolia, China, Early 40s For India, Pakistan

Written by on March 28, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments

Heat continues to rule many parts of Asia this March 2018 with record early 40s in India but even mid 30s into north China.

The below stats are courtesy of Etienne Kapikian (@EKMeteo)

At an elevation of 1300m, the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar set a new March heat benchmark on Sunday, March 25 with a high of 18.1C, an amazing 15C above normal. The old March record was 17.8C set back on March 30, 2002.

Beijing, China observed it’s 2nd warmest March day soaring to 27.4C. Though ‘summer-like’, it failed to reach the March 18, 2009 benchmark of 29.5C.

As for yesterday, places south of the Chinese capital climbed in the low to mid 30s. The cities of Xingtai and Shijiazhuang in Hebei province soared to 34.1C and 33.5C respectively, surpassing their March record highs.

While North China’s hot, northern parts of India and Pakistan have sweated their first 40s of the year back on Sunday March 25, well ahead of schedule.

Mumbai, India endured 41C while Nawabshah, Pakistan reached a remarkable 42.5C.


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