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Turbat Sets Record for the Hottest Ever Day in Pakistan

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The trend of rising temperatures continues this summer. On 28th May 2017, citizens of Turbat had to face highest ever recorded temperature in Pakistan at 53.5°C or 129F.

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 2:21 pm

Wilde T (10)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 2:24 pm
Temperatures rising, tempers flaring...

Freya H (361)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 2:28 pm
And it's not officially summer yet. One would think that an all-time record temperature would be recorded in July or August.

Animae C (517)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 2:29 pm
Hot weather records are being broken everywhere, i think this trend will only get worse.

natasha s (714)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 3:42 pm
Can't begin to imagine what it's like living in temps like that. Here it's in the 30's+i find it too hot. Hopefully those people also remember the poor animals suffering with the same heat. thx Dandelion

Sue H (7)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 4:24 pm
Yikes! It's 104 here and way too hot for me. I hope that all life will not suffer in Pakistan.

Dandelion G (383)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 5:17 pm
Also remember many people can't afford cooling in their homes and many are homeless. These type of hot days can kill.

Dawn W (250)
Monday June 19, 2017, 12:28 am
💙💜Noted...My friends daughter is teaching school in Amman near Jordan and she said it gets up to 55% celsius or 131% F. They close down in the heat of the day and electricity is unreliable. I couldn't begin to think about moving to that heat.💙💜Thank you...Dandelion.💙💜

😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ💙😉

Arild W (174)
Monday June 19, 2017, 2:20 am
Wow,that's hotter than hell.

Evelyn B (62)
Monday June 19, 2017, 4:35 am
Freya - you're thinking in terms of "your" seasons!! Summer - & less rain?
But in this part of the world, the monsoons bring temperatures down!

Not that one doesn't FEEL hot during the rains - because humidity rises, & one feels MUCH hotter when humidity is high! In May, Turbat's humidity level is around 40%, which is quite low. I've been in Kunduz (Afghanistan) when the temperature was 50° - but as humidity was 35%, it wasn't as hellish as one might think - provided one had enough water to drink. (I kept an apricot stone in my mouth most of the time, to encourage saliva, when I wasn't drinking. But I drank about 4 litres of water - as well as numerous glasses of green tea - every day!!!). Karachi at 47° & 95% humidity was far more "hellish" - & so was Dhakka at 35° & 98% humidity!! Step out of the shower, get dried & dressed, walk out of the air-conditioned room - & feel as though one was walking under a hot shower!!!! Soaking!

Talking of housing - as you do, Dandelion - modern buildings for people with low income are hellish in high temperatures. In the past, people built homes that were adapted to their climates - then "new" materials came in (like tin-sheet for roofing, standardised bricks, windows ... not double glazed versions) - & these need "improved" heating in cold weather, air-conditioning in heat, if it is to be comfortable inside ... IF one can afford such luxuries. Traditional structures may look "cheaper", but are far more comfortable!!!

Winn A (200)
Monday June 19, 2017, 6:36 am

Peggy B (34)
Monday June 19, 2017, 9:42 am

Ed Star Issues V (198)
Monday June 19, 2017, 12:56 pm
Noted, Thanks

Barb StarIssues V (198)
Monday June 19, 2017, 2:50 pm
Noted, Thank you

Colleen L (3)
Monday June 19, 2017, 5:15 pm
Mother Nature's ways sure has been insane all over the world. High heat in many places, heavy flooding in others. We have been having high heat here, nothing like them. Pray that it calms down. Thanks Dandelion

Dandelion G (383)
Monday June 19, 2017, 5:29 pm
Where I live in Florida we have wet and dry season. Our rain season starts end of May so now it is hot and it is humid. I know what you mean with the feeling like you stepped into a shower and walked around with the clothes on.

Here in Florida we are required by our lease to have our air conditioning on else we will be asked to leave. A hot humid home grows mold so I can understand their point but it is hard for people on the edge as they can't even have the choice of tolerating the heat in order to say eat or pay a higher electric bill. The office staff does come around each day to check to see if windows are open, which would indicate no a/c is on. Another bill one must pay, is the water. If the water is shut off the Water Dept notifies your landlord and you can get evicted for that as well.

So one must have not only rent money but in hot weather the electric must remain also on as well as water year round. I also drink a lot of fluids to keep hydrated and am trying to get my Aunt to understand that as she is now living here from the New England and cooler part of the Country. She is a bit stubborn at times I said it matters not what you did all your life you are in a new climate and must adjust to it - for it will not adjust to you. After almost passing out one day, she is doing better.

I understand what you mean with the older style homes being cooler, they learned to work with their own environments. The older homes in florida use to be square with a door in the front and one in the back so both opened at the same time sent a breeze through the center of the house, same with windows on all 4 sides.

There was a wrap around porch that was on at least 2 sides sometimes 3 so that one could sit on the side that the sun wasn't shining to do the chores outside to catch a slight breeze that might be blowing. Homes were built up a bit as when our rain is here it comes down in torrents, not all day, but from 15 minutes to an hour. Water rises fast so nothing got wet if they built it up a bit, also helped to keep snakes and such out of the house when one had the doors open.


Janet B (0)
Monday June 19, 2017, 5:58 pm

Janis K (133)
Monday June 19, 2017, 6:11 pm
Thanks for sharing.

raleigh k (378)
Monday June 19, 2017, 9:26 pm
noted shared - that is extremely hot and horrible for the people and mostly all the animals. ty

Evelyn B (62)
Monday June 19, 2017, 11:37 pm
That's a terrible addition burden for those struggling on the poverty limit, Dandelion. I didn't realise they could actually require it (did the electricity company have a role is passing the law that permits such a clause?) -

That must increase homelessness in Florida - terrible.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday June 20, 2017, 1:11 pm

Roberto MARINI (112)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 6:44 am
we are facing global warming.

Marija M (38)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 12:31 pm
I dont like such hot days /over 30 degrees/ C...

Dandelion G (383)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 1:28 pm
I don't know if the electrical company had a hand in it, but many rentals here are Corporate owned so they do require it. House leases many times also require it of the people also, so not many places one can live without having to pay utilities or get evicted if you can't afford them.

Our woods are loaded with homeless people Evelyn, many have come to Florida as we don't get freezing temperatures so many people who can't find shelter up north during the winter find ways of getting down here, bus, hitchhike, sometimes people flying south for the winter will hire a person to drive their car down south, and that person will remain for the winter living where-ever they can.

Florida has the 3rd highest rate for homeless behind New York and California which also is warm in the southern half of the State. Some of our Counties have tried to get the people into shelters or apartments. There is a big push to help Veterans find a place to live so some counties have decreased in homeless but many areas have pushed the homeless out with laws of can't feed them or not allowing them to rest. If a person is sitting longer than a half hour on a bench or sidewalk they are asked to move - so they move to another part of Florida.

We need affordable housing built and it hasn't been built for years with all the cutbacks and austerity. The rents keep going up and people's income does not. Last statistics done a few years back showed that 40% of the homeless were women and almost 25% were children. Many Elders whose Social Security is low are living in their vehicles or also in the woods. We will not expect much positive change in things with the GOP Trump Administration because the is too happy to only offer more austerity.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 1:51 pm

Margie F (152)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 11:11 pm
53 degrees, I hate it when it is 30 degrees. So sorry for the homeless and animals.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday June 21, 2017, 11:58 pm
Our weather in North West Yorkshire is all over the place.

As I write this in late June, we've had supposedly one of the hottest temperatures recorded in Britain since 1976.

Over the last few days, I've sweated buckets just sat at my computer or putting out laundry whilst my mother is in hospital.

I would like some consistency, but I don't see it happening.

Anne Haarhoff (51)
Thursday June 22, 2017, 7:14 am
Thank you, Dandelion. Indeed weather patterns are in flux and the heat has been turned up, around the planet.

Dandelion G (383)
Thursday June 22, 2017, 1:13 pm
Sorry to read your Mother is still in the hospital Darren.

Janet B (0)
Thursday June 22, 2017, 3:29 pm

Margie F (152)
Friday June 23, 2017, 6:27 am
Thanks again

Janet B (0)
Friday June 23, 2017, 7:04 pm

Margie F (152)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 4:46 am
Thanks again

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 10:25 am

Janet B (0)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 1:34 pm

Tom P (29)
Saturday June 24, 2017, 4:11 pm
Arizona and California aren't too far behind. Soon 129 will be considered cool

Margie F (152)
Sunday June 25, 2017, 11:09 am
Thansk again

Janet B (0)
Sunday June 25, 2017, 1:25 pm

Dandelion G (383)
Sunday June 25, 2017, 6:01 pm
Wow, do we have enough people saying thanks and thanks again.....over and over!

Evelyn B (62)
Monday June 26, 2017, 12:35 am
The "protection" of (poor) people's human rights sounds abysmal, from what you say, Dandelion. I knew it wasn't good, but didn't realise how bad the situation has become :>(
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