More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal

The second heatwave to hit Europe since mid-June 2022 has claimed more than 1 000 lives over the past 8 days, with most of them in Portugal. Numerous high temperature records have been broken and more are expected to fall over the next few days. This is the second heatwave to hit Europe since mid-June.

United Kingdom issues first Red Extreme heat warning

United Kingdom issues first Red Extreme heat warning

For the first time ever, temperatures of 40 °C (104 °F) have been forecast in the United Kingdom for Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19, 2022. As a result, the UK Met Office has issued the first ever Red warning for exceptional heat. The current record high temperature in the UK is 38.7 °C (101.6 °F), set in Cambridge in 2019.

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large swaths of Europe experienced an early-season heatwave over the weekend, with temperatures more than 40 to 43 °C (104 – 110 °F) and numerous daily, monthly and all-time records broken. As those records were falling, a sharp temperature contrast first observed in the UK and NW Germany, fueled severe thunderstorms which are forecast to impact an area from France to Serbia on June 20 and 21.

Thousands of cattle die under mysterious circumstances, Kansas

Thousands of cattle die under mysterious circumstances, Kansas

An estimated 2 000 head of cattle have died in Ulysses, Kansas over the past couple of days, and more than 10 000 across the entire state of Texas. While the deaths have been blamed on the heatwave, high humidity levels, and lack of nighttime cooling, many people are speculating this might not be the case.

Dangerous heat expected to extend from the Midwest to the Southeast, U.S.

Dangerous heat expected to extend from the Midwest to the Southeast, U.S.

Record-setting heat will expand from the Southern and Central Plains into the Mississippi and Ohio Valley today. Excessive Heat Warnings are in place for Memphis, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Tulsa. Dangerous heat is expected to extend from the Midwest to the Southeast through midweek.