Delhi under severe heatwave conditions after hottest March on record, India

Delhi under severe heatwave conditions after hottest March on record, India

Parts of New Delhi, the national capital of India, are under severe heatwave conditions since last week with maximum temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F). A ‘severe heatwave’ is declared if the departure from normal temperature is more than 6.4 °C (11.5 °F).

Major power outage affects 743 000 homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Major power outage affects 743 000 homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina

An estimated 743 000 households in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires lost power on January 11, 2022, as temperatures soared above 40 °C (104 °F), causing peak energy consumption to cool the homes. The outage has also affected the water purification…

Significant loss of livestock in North Korea

Significant loss of livestock in North Korea

Continued heatwaves and minimal rainfall have led to significant loss of livestock in North Korea this summer. The worst affected are South and North Hamgyong provinces and North and South Hwanghae. As of late July, more than 100 000 heads of livestock have died in…

Italy battles hundreds of wildfires, death toll rises to 5

Italy battles hundreds of wildfires, death toll rises to 5

More than 500 wildfires are burning across Italy on Thursday, August 13, 2021, prompting large-scale firefighting operations. Three more fatalities were confirmed on August 12 — two in Calabria and one in Sicily, bringing the death toll since last week to 5….

Intense and long-lasting heatwave expected over Europe

Intense and long-lasting heatwave expected over Europe

A massive heat dome over the Mediterranean Sea is set to bring another long-lasting, intense heatwave across parts of southern Europe this week. High temperatures are expected to spread into central Europe and continue through August 22. Southern Italy, especially…