In Thailand, which has been scorched by extreme heat for the past few weeks, thermometers recorded the highest temperature index ever, 54 degrees Celsius, on Saturday.
According to the Thai Meteorological Department, Thailand's actual temperature ranged between 38 to 42 degrees on Saturday, with the highest heat index experienced in Bangkok’s Bangna District located in the eastern part of the capital.
"I've been drinking lots of water and ice. Sometimes, I take refuge in the 7-11 convenience store too to escape the heat. That helps a bit," told to Reuters, 67-year old grilled chicken vendor Amporn Supasert.
"Residents have been advised to avoid outdoor activities and avoid sudden change of temperature like drinking cold water instantly after exercising. Also, wear thin clothing," said Chatchai Mordee, a member of the Bangkok Metropolitan Council overseeing the Bangna District.
The "extreme heat" warnings that came on Friday continue. According to the Thai weather agency, the temperatures will not drop before 7 days.