Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large temperature contrast during record-breaking June heatwave fuels severe thunderstorms, Europe

Large swaths of Europe experienced an early-season heatwave over the weekend, with temperatures more than 40 to 43 °C (104 – 110 °F) and numerous daily, monthly and all-time records broken. As those records were falling, a sharp temperature contrast first observed in the UK and NW Germany, fueled severe thunderstorms which are forecast to impact an area from France to Serbia on June 20 and 21.

South Pole registers coldest winter on record

South Pole registers coldest winter on record

A weather station at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station registered record cold winter temperatures this season (April – September), averaging at -61.1 °C (-77.9 °F) and breaking the previous record set in 1976 at -60.6 °C (-77 °F). Weather records…

Record-breaking heatwave hits Hokkaido, Japan

Record-breaking heatwave hits Hokkaido, Japan

An unprecedented heatwave is sweeping over Hokkaido, Japan, with numerous all-time records falling almost every day. Very high temperatures are expected to continue over the next 14 days. One of the most notable records on July 27 was registered in Asahikawa, holder…

Death toll rising amid a historic heat wave in British Columbia, Canada

Death toll rising amid a historic heat wave in British Columbia, Canada

More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada from Friday, June 25 to Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021, amid a historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. The number is nearly double the expected amount and is predicted to further increase as…