Extreme heat late last week and again on Monday spanned the Indian subcontinent from southern Pakistan through northern and central India to western Bangladesh. Temperatures soared well above 100 degrees. In Pakistan on Sunday, 117 degrees was reached at Nawabshah. In India on Monday, both Kota and Nagpur registered 113 degrees. And New Delhi topped out at 107 degrees, or 10 degrees higher than usual.

Through the week, the heat will lessen somewhat in the west. Not so for eastern and northern India, where temperatures will soar daily to 105 to 110 degrees. And hot spots could reach 115 degrees.

Severe heat befits the month of April throughout most, if not all, of the Indian subcontinent, so widespread 100-degree heat would be the norm. However, widespread readings to 110 degrees will continue to prove highly stressful for millions of residents, mostly of eastern and northeastern India, during this week.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews