While residents of the eastern U.S. experience summerlike warmth this weekend, parts of Africa to India will continue to experience summerlike weather as well. Fueled by a large dome of high pressure, temperatures will soar above 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) from Sudan to India.

High temperatures have already exceeded 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) across the Sudan during the past few days and could even reach 50 degrees C (122 degrees F) this weekend. On the Arabian Peninsula, the high temperature at Yaaloni, Oman exceeded 50 degrees C over the past few days.

Temperatures commonly exceed 40 degrees C during the months of June through August, and can frequently reach 50 degrees C. Normal high temperatures for the end of April are in the 30s C (middle 80s to lower 100s F) throughout northeastern Africa to northern India.

Interestingly, according to AccuWeather.com, Long Range and Global Weather Pattern Expert Joe Bastardi, there is some correlation to the current sinking air responsible for the sunshine and heat in southern Asia and other parts of the world. The current setup has allowed recent warm, sunny conditions over parts of Europe, and now the central and eastern U.S.

Parts of these areas may experience their greatest departures from normal during the early time of the season, then trend close to or even below normal during the mid- to late part of the summer.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologists Rob Miller and Alex Sosnowski