Nepal and northern India hit in the first half of April 2021 severe wildfires, after heatwaves with extremely high temperatures reached at the end of the March and in April.
About wildfires and heatwaves in region we have informed in last weeks /https://mkweather.com/india-and-pakistan-with-heatwave-after-floods-and-snow-in-the-mountains/; https://mkweather.com/india-and-nepal-suffer-dangerous-wildfires-and-air-pollution-after-heatwaves/; https://mkweather.com/imd-warned-before-deadly-heatwaves-from-april-to-june-bhubaneswar-already-446c-delhi-401c/; https://mkweather.com/pakistan-455c-march-records-were-broken-almost-in-all-asia//.
According to the newest information, wildfires in Nepal killed 5 people after the Himalayan country covered in a thick haze and the air turning toxic.
Officials said, that Nepal experienced with the worst fire season in 10 years, since La nina year 2011.
The worst wildfires were reported from Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District.
More than 2 700 wildfires have been reported in Nepal since November (season of drought), what is 14 times more than the last year.
Inhabitants of Himalayas with expectations were waiting for storm system, which hit northern India and Nepal during last days.
Heavy rain helped in some regions to calm situation, but severe storms killed in Nepal next 4 people.
Around 20. April 2021, severe storms are expected in Pakistan and storm cells will in the next period appearing mainly in southern parts of India, while Himalayas should expect rounds with snowing or storms, too.
The next heatwave in region will be peaking around 25. April, with the hottest places in east-central India. IMD warned, that heatwaves will be strengthening into June 2021 /https://mkweather.com/imd-warned-before-deadly-heatwaves-from-april-to-june-bhubaneswar-already-446c-delhi-401c//.
Summer (JJA) forecast for subcontinent is however colder and stormy, with strong summer monsoon /https://mkweather.com/summer-forecast-for-asia-hot-but-strong-indian-monsoon//. After deadly heatwaves therefore severe floods should come very early.