Heat wave

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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

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Downtown Los Angeles records warmest Thanksgiving on record

An upper-level ridge of high pressure is pushing desert air toward the Southern California and NW Mexico for the second day in a row, causing record-breaking temperatures across the region. A record high temperature of 33.3 °C (92 °F) was registered in...

November 24, 2017

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Record-high October temperatures hit California

A record-breaking heat is expected to continue affecting California for the third day in a row today. While more records could fall on Thursday, October 26, the temperatures are expected to return to normal for the season by the end of the week. Hot and dry Santa...

October 25, 2017

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Red alert as Shanghai records highest temperature ever

Shanghai, China's biggest city and global financial hub, registered a new record high temperature on Friday, July 21, 2017, forcing the Shanghai Central Meteorological Observatory to issue a red alert for high temperatures. A total of 13 high-temperature red...

July 22, 2017

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Los Angeles breaks 131-year-old daily record high temperature

Weather stations located in downtown Los Angeles measured a record-breaking daily high temperature of 36.6 °C (98 °F) on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The previous record for the day was 35 °C (95 °F) set in 1886. The record comes amid relentless heatwave...

July 09, 2017

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43 000 homes without power as Bay Area sets record highs, California

According to data provided by the National Weather Service, nine cities in San Francisco Bay Area have set daily high temperature records on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Although temperatures remained high through Monday and meteorologists said more records might be...

June 19, 2017

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Intense heat wave engulfs Pakistan, relief expected this week

Although much of Pakistan was already under severe heat wave conditions during the month of May, the temperatures further intensified over the weekend. However, national meteorologists say a new weather system will set in this week, bringing relief to the entire...

June 05, 2017