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Temperatures cross 52 C in Pakistan

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Published: 17:38, 28 May 2024  
Temperatures cross 52 C in Pakistan

Temperatures rose above 52 degrees Celsius in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, the highest reading of the summer and close to the country's record high amid an ongoing heat wave.

In Mohenjo Daro, a town in Sindh known for archaeological sites that date back to the Indus Valley Civilization built in 2500 BC, temperatures rose as high as 52.2 degrees Celsius over the last 24 hours, a senior official of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Shahid Abbas, said on Monday.

The reading is the highest of the summer so far and approached the town's and country's record highs of 53.5 degrees Celsius and 54 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Extreme temperatures throughout Asia over the past month were made worse, most likely as a result of human-driven climate change, according to a team of international scientists.

Mohenjo Daro is a small town that experiences extremely hot summers, mild winters and low rainfall, but its limited markets, including bakeries, tea shops, mechanics, electronic repair shops, and fruit and vegetable sellers, are usually bustling with customers.