Heat wave

santiago heat wave featured

Heat wave hits Chile, one-hundred-year-old temperature record toppled

An intense heat wave is currently sweeping Chile. Extremely hot temperatures broke a hundred-year-old record in Santiago, as the mercuries reached 37.3 °C (99 °F) on December 14, 2016. An extreme heat alert for central Chile was issued on December 14 by the...

December 15, 2016

queensland new south wales heatwave warning november december 2016

Severe-to-extreme heatwave to hit Queensland and NSW

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe-to-extreme heatwave warning for central and southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, with temperatures forecast to pass 40 °C (104 °F) in some areas over the weekend. Temperatures are...

November 29, 2016

us temperature forecast featured

Record high temperatures expected in central and eastern US

The National Weather Service (NWS) announced that a large dome of high pressure over the eastern US will cause temperatures between 5.5 and 11.1 °C (10 and 20 °F) above normal over a large portion of the central and the eastern US through October 19. Record...

October 18, 2016

new orelans la min temp

Summer 2016 sets new temperature records in New Orleans, Louisiana

Summer 2016 was one of the hottest recorded in the state of Louisiana. In New Orleans, the temperatures hadn't dropped below 26.7 °C (80 °F) for 43 nights, smashing the previous records set in 2010, when such a situation was reported for only 10 nights. ...

September 29, 2016

us_weather_feat_1

Persistent US heat wave claims six lives, scorching conditions set to continue

A scorching heat wave over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast US shows no signs of relief. Persistent hot weather conditions have caused six deaths so far, according to media reports. 32.2 °C (90 °F) was recorded in Cleveland on July 24, 2016. The day was the...

July 26, 2016

sfc_temp_and_air_12z_21jul2016_earthnullschool_f

Middle East breaks all-time maximum temperature records with 54 °C (129.2 °F)

Maximum daily temperatures across much of the Middle East have reached extreme levels this week, with numerous all-time records broken. On July 21, Kuwait has set the 'most reliable' eastern hemisphere's all-time maximum temperature record at 54 °C...

July 24, 2016

airmass_rgb_meteosat 10_20jul2016_09z_f

Extreme heat triggers heavy thunderstorms, UK

Colloquially, British summer is described as three nice days then a thunderstorm. It proved so again this week when the UK's hottest day of the year, July 19 (33.5 °C / 92.3 °F in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire), ended in heavy thundery weather in the...

July 21, 2016

deadhorse_ak_google

Arctic Alaska records highest temperature ever

The maximum daily temperature in Deadhorse, Far North Alaska reached 29.4 °C (85 °F) on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. This is the highest temperature ever known to be recorded in that area, NWS Fairbanks said. Although high temperatures were recorded across a...

July 15, 2016

california_wildfire_feat

Intense US heat wave breaks temperature records, sparks violent wildfires

A record-breaking heat wave wrapped large portion of the US Southwest and parts of California over the last couple of days. Numerous new temperature records have been set in San Diego County alone while the hot and dry conditions fueled spreading of several...

June 21, 2016

us_heat_wave_feat

Record breaking heat wave expected across the southwestern US over the next few days

An intense heat wave over the southwestern US has been forecast for the coming weekend and will likely continue to cause extremely high temperatures throughout the beginning of the next week. Temperatures between 10 and 15 °F (5.5 and 8.3 °C) above average...

June 17, 2016

earth_nullschool_temp+winds_19may2016_09ut_in_f_an

India records its hottest temperature ever - 51 °C (123.8 °F)

The city of Phalodi, in India's Rajasthan, has set a new temperature record for the entire country hitting a scorching 51 °C (123.8 °F) on May 19, 2016. According to the IMD, the previous high was 50.6 °C (123 °F), reached in 1956 in the city of...

May 20, 2016

belt_shemesh_16may2016_fire_f

Record-breaking heat wave sparks fires across Israel

A fierce heatwave accompanied by strong and dusty winds is spreading across Israel. According to media reports, more than 370 people were treated for heat-related conditions, including fainting, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke on May 14 and 15, 2016. Eilat in the...

May 16, 2016

india_heat_wave_feat_2

Heat wave firmly grips India, 340 people dead

The intense heat wave in India is holding a firm grip on the region since April 2016. At least 340 people have died so far, 102 of which in May only. Temperatures have locally risen above 45°C (113 °F), according to media reports, and a significant drop is...

May 16, 2016

thailand_heat_wave_feat

Thailand suffers strongest heat wave in last 65 years

Thailand is currently experiencing its longest heat wave in the last 65 years as average April temperatures climbed over 40 °C (104 °F). So far, 21 people died of heat-related conditions. Residents are strongly advised to remain indoors as much as possible...

April 29, 2016

india_heat_wave_feat_1

330 million affected by severe drought and water shortage across India

Southern and Eastern India are struggling with the consequences of severe drought caused by an early season heat wave and the lack of relief from monsoon rain. Dangerously high temperatures have so far claimed over 160 lives while 330 million people are affected by...

April 20, 2016

weather_situation_over_india_6apr2016_nasa_terra_modis_over_ge_annot_f

Early-season heat wave sweeping across India, 66 deaths by April 6

An early-season heat wave is sweeping across India and the unbearable hot weather has already claimed lives of 66 people. Deadly heatwave in May 2015 claimed almost 2 500 lives across the country, most of them in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, but 2016 begun smashing...

April 06, 2016

japan_heat

A spell of unseasonably warm weather in Japan

Parts of central and western Japan experienced a spell of spring-like weather over the weekend of February 13, 2016. Warm conditions, usually observed in July, were reported across the affected area, accompanied by heavy rainfall and strong winds. A warm air mass,...

February 15, 2016