Heat wave

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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

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Japan classifies heatwave as 'natural disaster' as hottest temperatures ever recorded claim 80 lives

The Japan Meteorological Agency has classified the current heatwave as a 'natural disaster.' The announcement comes as record-breaking heatwave claimed lives of at least 80 people since the beginning of July. The extreme weather is expected to continue into...

July 24, 2018

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Historic wildfire outbreak hits Sweden amid record-breaking heat

Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 °C (20 °F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the...

July 19, 2018

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Severe heatwave engulfs Japan after historic rainfall claims over 220 lives

Severe heatwave is affecting Japan just several days after historic rainfall and one of the worst flooding disasters in country's history left more than 220 people dead. The current heatwave is the result of the layering of two high pressure systems over much of...

July 18, 2018

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Heatwave grips eastern Canada, leaving 34 dead across Quebec, 18 in Montreal

A sweltering heat wave is affecting much of central and eastern Canada. At least 34 people have died in Quebec over the past few days, with at least 18 in the city of Montreal, prompting city officials to unveil their emergency response plan to avoid a spike in the...

July 04, 2018

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Heatwave in Karachi claims at least 64 lives, Pakistan

Karachi, the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh, home to over 21 million people and the fourth most populous city proper in the world, is experiencing severe heatwave over the past couple of days, with temperatures rising up to 43 °C (109.4 °F) and...

May 21, 2018

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Warmest March in Bahrain since 1902

March 2018 was the warmest March ever recorded in Bahrain since 1902, the Meteorological Directorate said in its monthly weather summary report. The month was also the sunniest March since records of hours of sunshine began to be kept in 1968. In March this year,...

April 05, 2018

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Melbourne's wettest January day since 2004 after 95 000 homes lose power during heatwave

More than 95 000 homes in and around Melbourne, Australia lost power late Sunday afternoon, January 28, 2018, as the state of Victoria endured one of its hottest days of the summer so far. The heat soon turned into biggest January deluge the city has seen since...

January 30, 2018

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Sydney experiences hottest day since 1939: 47.3 °C (117 °F)

A short, sharp burst of very hot desert air hit South Australia and the southeastern States over the weekend forcing authorities to issue total fire bans and health advisories. The brunt of the heat took Penrith, west of Sydney where Sunday's temperatures...

January 08, 2018

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Roads melting, bushfires destroy buildings as heatwave hits Australia

A short, sharp burst of very hot desert air hit South Australia and the southeastern States on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6, 2018, pushing temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) and forcing authorities to issue total fire bans and health advisories....

January 06, 2018