We’ve been baking this week with temperatures in the 90s with humidity and sunshine but this is a cool, refreshing stretch compared to the heat that they are experiencing in India. Take a look at some of these weather headlines from across the globe.
India suffering from stifling heat but rain and storms will bring relief
For weeks now folks in northwestern India have been sweltering under searing heat. Yesterday alone, more than a dozen cities across the country passed 113 degrees. For the upcoming weekend, more frequent showers and thunderstorms with a strong trough of low pressure moving across the area. This will spell relief to millions of people as temperatures are still expected to be above average but at least a few cooling showers or storms will help. So far this month, some cities have only received a third of the normal rainfall. In the southern part of India, however it is a different story as near average temperatures and above average rainfall persists.
Much needed rainfall for the UK this weekend
The United Kingdom has had a long dry stretch of weather, similar to northern India and just like Northern India, some much needed rainfall moved into the area yesterday and will be persisting into the weekend. A series of low pressure systems is bringing unsettled weather into the area. Rain, heavy at times and thunderstorms with hail will be moving across Wales, Northern Ireland and England. Ponding on the roadways and localized minor flooding is possible across the area. Before rain started yesterday, London had only received about 20 percent of its usual monthly rainfall. Dublin, Ireland, however may not receive much rainfall. They have only received about 20 percent as well of their monthly rain.
Summer-like heat for the 2017 French Open
On Monday Paris will be hosting the French Open and some of the world’s best tennis players will all descend on the capital. Late May is usually comfy in France with temps in the upper 60s, however the first day of the open will be marked by weather that is more indicative of July. Afternoon temperatures will over reach the upper 70s on Monday. I know what you’re thinking, that’s July? Well, France has a cooler climate than eastern North Carolina. Despite the temperature, spectators will have to wear sunscreen sitting out in the sun for that length of time. The spectators and athletes alike will have to stay hydrated. The middle of the week, however, will bring more average temperatures. The sun will still be blazing so sunscreen will be a must.