On the 1st of August, we were irrigating – the fields were dry and the vegetables suffering. Weeds had come up in abundance due to a very heavy rainfall early morning on the dark moon of July 13th and after a few minor rains up until the 20th, it was dry.
The first 3 weeks of June were a continuation of the horrendous heat wave that India has experienced this year. Then out of the blue, a very strong wind started to blow day and night, and finally on the night of the 24th, around 10pm, we received the first significant rainfall that we have had for 10 months.
Here in Jadan the mercury reached 48.5 Celsius on the 28th May and 48.4 on the 29th. By the 30th of this month the death toll from heat in Pakistan was officially 65 and there have been more than 1000 deaths in India to date.
The temperature chart for April, lovingly filled out by our dear Sudarshanji, read between 40 and 46 degrees Celsius for every day of this month.