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Devastating wildfires prompt state of emergency in Paraguay

Paraguay has declared a national state of emergency as more than 5 000 wildfires rage amid drought and record hot temperatures across South America. Paraguay’s Congress declared a national emergency on Thursday, October 1 as more wildfires broke out, scorching...

October 05, 2020

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Death Valley hits 54.4 °C (130 °F) for the first time since 1913, California

According to data provided by the National Weather Service, the temperature at Furnace Creek weather station in Death Valley National Park, California reached 54.4 °C (130 °F) at 15:41 CDT on Sunday, August 16, 2020, breaking the previous August 16 record of...

August 17, 2020

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Ottawa sets record for hottest July in nearly 100 years, Canada

Last month was Ottawa's hottest July in nearly 100 years, Environment Canada announced. The capital city endured 18 days of highs above 30 °C (86 °F), including three days that smashed temperature records, and six nights where the mercury did not fall...

August 05, 2020

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Las Vegas sets July heat records, no probability of monsoon anytime soon - Nevada, U.S.

July 2020 set heat records in Las Vegas, Nevada, including the seventh hottest July on record and the all-time highest low temperature in the valley with 35 °C (95 °F) overnight Thursday, July 30, 2020. While Las Vegas ended the month with a high of 44.4...

August 04, 2020

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Taipei swelters through hottest day since 1896, Taiwan

Taiwan's capital Taipei sweltered under a scorching 39.7 °C (103.5 °F) on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2020, marking the city's hottest temperature since records began in 1896. According to the Central Weather Bureau, the record-setting temperature was...

July 25, 2020

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Northern Vietnam hit by deadly floods and landslides after longest heatwave in 49 years

Heavy rains have been affecting northern parts of Vietnam over the past three days, particularly the Ha Giang Province, causing severe floods and landslides that resulted in property damage and five casualties, as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The rains came after the...

July 21, 2020

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Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave

Wildfires in Siberia have grown five-fold over the past week amid an unprecedented heatwave, according to Russia's forest fire aerial protection service. This came after the town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 °C (100.4 °F), marking the hottest-ever temperature...

July 01, 2020

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Siberian town records possible hottest-ever temperature in Arctic Circle

The town of Verkhoyansk in Siberia hit 37.8 °C (100 °F) for the first time on Saturday, June 20, 2020-- if verified, it will be the hottest-ever temperature recorded above the Arctic Circle. The hot temperature recorded in Verkhoyansk on Saturday may also...

June 23, 2020

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Delhi records warmest May day since 2002 as North India becomes hottest region worldwide

The capital city of Delhi recorded its warmest May day since 2002, with temperatures hitting 46 °C (114.8 °F) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. During the same day, North India became the world's hottest region as Rajasthan hit a scorching 50 °C (122...

May 27, 2020

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Historic heatwave expected to cause millions' worth of damage to crops in Israel

The past weeks' extreme and prolonged heatwave in Israel is expected to cause agricultural damage worth more than 8.5 million dollars or 30 million shekels, a spokesperson for the KANAT Insurance Fund for Natural Risks in Agriculture said. The Israel...

May 26, 2020

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Perth breaks 110-year record for hottest April day ever, Australia

Perth, Australia has recorded its hottest April day ever on Saturday, April 11, 2020, as temperatures hit 39.5 °C (103. 1°F). The previous record was 37.6 °C (99.7 °F), set in 1910. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Max Strack,...

April 11, 2020

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Hobart shifts from scorching hot to freezing cold in one weekend, Tasmania

Tasmania's capital, Hobart, went from sweltering hot on Friday, January 31, 2020, to freezing cold on Monday, February 3-- all in one weekend. The city was the third hottest Australian capital behind Melbourne and Canberra on Friday, recording a blistering...

February 06, 2020

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Heatwave conditions to persist across Australia, tropical low on course to bring significant rain to much of the country

Heatwave conditions are expected to persist in parts of Australia ahead of the approaching front which is forecast to bring significant rainfall, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. With clear skies over much of Western...

January 29, 2020

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'Get out now!' - More than 30 000 people forced to evacuate East Gippsland due to extreme fire danger, Australia

Authorities of the Australian state of Victoria have ordered more than 30 000 residents and tourists in East Gippsland to leave the region immediately as bushfires have reached an extreme danger level. Dangerous fire conditions are expected across the state today...

December 29, 2019

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Australia swelters through hottest day on record

Australia has recorded its hottest average temperature across the whole country on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 40.9 °C (105 °F), beating the previous record of 40.3 °C (104 °F) set on January 7, 2013. Meteorologists are attributing a very strong...

December 18, 2019

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Code Red issued across South Australia ahead of extreme, possibly record heatwave

A statewide "Code Red" alert has been issued in South Australia on Monday, December 16, 2019, as an extreme heatwave is expected to hit the state and eastern parts of the country this week, with Adelaide likely reaching or exceeding 40 °C (104 °F)...

December 16, 2019

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Record-breaking November temperatures continue to spark bushfires across Australia

Large areas of Australia saw a blast of extreme heat last week, causing November max temperature records to tumble across the country and Catastrophic Fire Danger in parts of Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria. In Victoria, winds of 100 km/h (62 mph)...

November 25, 2019