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Pakistan Is at the Broiling Point
Science

Pakistan Is at the Broiling Point

Warning: Pakistan Is at the Broiling Point by Hadia Sheerazi |May 20, 2022 Many areas of South Asia experienced record-breaking temperatures in April. Source: NOAA This weekend, Pakistan was one the hottest places in the world. My hometown, Karachi, with a population of 25 million, buckled under 102°F (38.9°C) heat. Jacobabad and Nawabshah, home to nearly 500,000 people, were even hotter, with record-shattering temperatures exceeding 120°F (48.9°C) on multiple days. The 14-day forecast is even worse: Next weekend, Lahore is forecasted to hit 122°F (50°C). As searing temperatures sweep across the fifth most populous (and f...