Southeast Asia facing the wrath of heat waves

Published on : Thursday, May 12, 2016

heatwavesEntire Southeast Asian region including Singapore and Malaysia is currently facing the wreckage done by heat-waves. Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand set a new record as the mercury hit a new height of 44.6°C which busted all the previous national records.

The heat waves are causing droughts, water shortage, ravaging of crops and killing spree of animals. As a result, normal flow of life is being disrupted. Tourists are advised to avoid trips to Southeast Asia. All the schools and colleges are facing absenteeism as the students are becoming disease-ridden because of diarrhea and fever.

Thailand, which is well known for its rice production, is expecting a very poor harvest this year. This might affect the entire economy which will definitely result in a price-hike for all the necessary products.

Animal carcasses are being found in Vietnam. An elephant, which used to carry tourists on its back, fell and died from heat stroke. Also, Indonesian Borneo recorded a severe forest fire caused by drought which demanded lives of several animals including nine or more orangutans.
The tourism industry in these places is also facing a very slow flow of traffic as the travelers prefer to go to places which will give them comfort, not heat-strokes!
The officials stated that the drought, that Southeast Asia is facing currently, is the worst drought in more than 20years.

Andrew Hoell, a meteorologist from a research organisation in US stated that this is the worst El Nino that appeared in decades. He has predicted that, La Nina, an entirely opposing weather will bring storms and flash flood very soon. He also warned that the probability of this opposite weather is very high.

So, if you are planning to visit any of these places any time soon, take precautions.

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