Asia is experiencing weeks of “endless record heat”, with sweltering temperatures causing school closures and surges in energy use.

Record April temperatures have been recorded at monitoring stations across Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, as well as in China and South Asia.

4 weather stations in Myanmar matched record monthly temperatures, with Theinzayet reaching the highest, at 43C (109.4F). Bago, north-east of Yangon, reached 42.2C, matching the record previously set in May 2020 and April 2019.

‘Endless record heat’ in Asia as highest April temperatures recorded | The Guardian