Currently in Denver— May 3rd, 2022

The weather, currently.

Evening storms and 50s for Tuesday, May 3rd

It was an abnormally dry April, but it looks like we are going to make up for it this week. We have chances for showers and thunderstorms all the way through Thursday. The only difference from Monday, is that it will be much warmer.

Here’s a look at what to expect for Tuesday:

1) We see a cold morning, but we see 50s in the afternoon.

2) Chances of showers begin in the evening.

3) It should be raining while you sleep Tuesday night.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Today, we published a piece by Currently’s founder Eric Holthaus, about the weeks-long heatwave blanketing India and Pakistan.

“Translated into heat stress on human bodies, this heatwave has approached ‘uninhabitable’ levels — and is a preview of truly dangerous climate change in one of the most heat-vulnerable places on Earth,” Holthaus writes.

This year’s March and April were the hottest months in North and Central India’s 122-year-long record. Preliminary data also suggests that this April is the fourth hottest in India’s entire climatic history.

Similarly in Pakistan, this March was the hottest on record since 1961. On Sunday, temperatures reached 121.1°F (49.5°C) in Nawabshah, which is the hottest temperature on record in the Northern Hemisphere so far this year. The country has also been hit with emergency power outages and heat illness amid Ramadan, the holy month during which Muslim people fast from sunrise to sunset.

And, the worst of the heatwave is yet to come.

“That makes heat wave prevention across South Asia one of the most urgent climate priorities across the entire world,” Holthaus writes. “The easiest way to do that, according to the UN, is to implement heatwave early warning systems that prioritize care for those most vulnerable, and to greatly limit greenhouse gas emissions everywhere on Earth."

Read the full article: The South Asia heat wave is the “emergency” phase of climate change