India Just As Hot As 1896

India heatwave temperatures pass 50 Celsius

at Montgomery and Jacobabad, on tho borders of the Scinde desert, the maximum for weeks together varies from 114deg. to 123dcg. in shade guaranteed by offlclal conditions

08 Jan 1896 – HOT WEATHER. – Trove

The year 1896 brought record heat all around the world, including Arizona’s longest spell over 120F.


18 Jul 1896 – Great Heat in Europe. – Trove

17 Jul 1896 – HEAT-WAVE IN EUROPE.


TimesMachine: August 18, 1896

New York

1896 Heatwave

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2 Responses to India Just As Hot As 1896

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Our world news channel SBS does a whole-world weather report each night. Often Baghdad is forecast to reach 50 C.

    That’s a city of about 9 million people who seem not to be expiring of heat stroke in their millions. Perhaps humans are an adaptable species?

  2. Squidly says:

    Reminds me of the “Big Bang Theory” episode where Leonard asks Raj’s parents … “so, is it hot there?” … and Raj’s father replies … “of course, it’s always hot in India”

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