Temperatures will top 110 degrees across parts of India this week. High pressure will keep moisture south and cool air north.

Day after day of building heat across India will yield the hottest temperatures felt so far this year across the Asian Continent. High pressure will keep monsoonal moisture suppressed in the Indian Ocean. It will also deflect cooler air masses to the north in central Asia.

India experiences its hottest weather of the year just before monsoonal rains kick in. The monsoon usually develops in the latter half of May, so heat this extreme now is unusual. The pattern looks to hold sway right into next weekend.