According to new research published this week, South Asia is statistically due for a "big one," just as California is poised for a large quake.
In March and April, almost a billion people in India and Pakistan faced temperatures far above 40°C (104 Fahrenheit).
The summer heat is still to come.
Berkeley Earth's lead scientist, Robert Rohde, said the heatwave might kill hundreds in a tweet.
The government predicted high pressure would cause daytime temperatures to soar sharply across the country next week. Due to the dry weather, water reservoirs, crops, vegetables, and orchards were at risk.
The prognosis predicted 7-9°C daytime temperatures in upper Punjab, Islamabad, KPK, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir, and 6-8°C daytime temperatures in upper and central Sindh, central and southern Punjab, and Balochistan.
In March and April, almost a billion people in Pakistan and India were exposed to temperatures exceeding 40°C (104 Fahrenheit). The summer heat is still to come.