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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

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Heatwave sends 18 347 to hospitals, claims 57 lives in 7 days, Japan

Heatwave conditions across Japan claimed lives of at least 57 people and sent 18 347 to hospitals from July 29 to August 4, 2019, the country's Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday, August 6. This is more than triple the previous week's 5 664 and the...

August 07, 2019

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At least 7 deaths as severe heatwave hits Europe

Numerous July and all-time high-temperature records were broken across Europe on July 25, 2019, as second heatwave of the year peaked over the continent, claiming lives of at least 7 people. The heat is now coming to an end and forecast models call for significantly...

July 26, 2019

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Anchorage breaks all-time high temperature record, Alaska

Temperatures in Anchorage, Alaska rose up to 32 °C (90 °F) on July 4, 2019, breaking the previous all-time record temperature for the city of 29.4 °C (85 °F) set in 1969. The city also broke its daily July 4 record of 25 °C (77 °F) set in...

July 05, 2019

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France breaks all-time high temperature record

Severe heatwave affecting much of Europe this weak brought record-breaking temperatures, including all-time high for France. Meteo France raised the hazardous weather warning to 'red, the highest level, for the Marseille and Montpellier areas in southeastern...

June 28, 2019

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Record-breaking June heatwave affecting most of Europe

A severe heatwave for the time of year is currently affecting western, central and northeastern Europe, with the most affected countries Spain, France, northern Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. On June 27, new June temperature records were...

June 27, 2019

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Heatwave conditions claim at least 70 lives in 24 hours, Bihar

Severe heatwave conditions affecting Bihar, India claimed the lives of at least 70 people over the past 24 hours, state authorities reported June 17, 2019. Temperatures across the state are reaching 45 °C (113 °F) for the third straight week and above 50...

June 17, 2019

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Record-breaking temperatures hit Hokkaido, 5 killed and nearly 600 hospitalized, Japan

At least 5 people have been killed and nearly 600 hospitalized after severe heatwave, in some areas record-breaking, hit parts of Japan over the past couple of days. Unseasonably hot conditions affected wide areas of Japan on May 26 amd 27, 2019, leading to deaths...

May 29, 2019

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Severe heatwave, devastating wildfires affecting Israel

Severe heatwave, record-breaking in parts of the country, is affecting Israel over the past couple of days, along with numerous devastating wildfires in multiple locations across the country. Central Israel has been severely affected by forest fires in the last 24...

May 24, 2019

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Intense heatwave claims at least 111 lives, India

At least 111 people died of heatstroke over the past 42 days in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh (45) and Telangana (66). Temperatures ranged from 43 - 46 °C (109.4 - 114.8 °F) in more than 360 measuring stations across Andhra Pradesh. The hottest was...

May 11, 2019

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Vietnam breaks its all-time record high temperature

With 43.4 °C (110 °F) registered on April 20, 2019, Vietnam broke its all-time record high national temperature. The temperature was registered in the community of Huong Khe in Ha Tinh Province on Vietnam's north-central coastal region. Unusually hot...

April 24, 2019

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All-time high temperature records broken in parts of Australia

Parts of Australia are enduring extreme heatwave conditions which already broke numerous all-time temperature records. An unusual extended period of heatwaves over much of Australia began in early December 2018 and continued into January 2019. The Australian mean...

January 17, 2019

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North Korea's heatwave described as unprecedented natural disaster

The North Korean government has called on its people to wage an 'all-out battle' against a record heatwave as the country’s already fragile crops face drought and the authorities struggle to respond. The heatwave is expected to last throughout August....

August 06, 2018

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Record-breaking heatwave leaves 29 dead in South Korea, food prices skyrocket

At least 29 people have died due to heatstroke in South Korea and more than 2 200 suffered heat-related conditions, as prolonged and record-breaking heatwave engulfs the country. The Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) said the country is undergoing an...

August 06, 2018