Heat wave

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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

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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