Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

The Canadian village of Lytton, which set an all-time national heat record this week, has been engulfed by fast-moving wildfires, officials said Thursday, July 1, 2021. Mayor Jan Polderman said the whole place is on fire, adding that two people were reported dead….

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…

Temperature records smashed amid historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest

Temperature records smashed amid historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest

Temperature records were smashed in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and western Canada amid a historic heat wave described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented." Daytime temperatures were pushed into the…

Record breaking, long-lasting heatwave grips much of western U.S.

Record breaking, long-lasting heatwave grips much of western U.S.

A long-lasting heatwave continues to bring record-breaking across much of western U.S. Thursday, June 17, 2021, exacerbating the current drought situation. The National Weather Service (NWS) announced that more than 40 million residents are under a heat advisory or…

Ushuaia hit by heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years, Argentina

Ushuaia hit by heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years, Argentina

A snowstorm has been pummeling Ushuaia City in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since May 24, 2021. According to the Civil Defense, the storm dumped more than 0.5 m (1.6 feet) of snow over the weekend alone, an amount not seen for more than two decades. "For more…

Parts of southeast Australia shiver through coldest May mornings on record

Parts of southeast Australia shiver through coldest May mornings on record

Parts of southeast Australia saw record cold temperatures on Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31, 2021, with many inland areas plunging below freezing temperatures. Temperatures in Melbourne City, Victoria, plunged to 1.7 °C (35 °F)– its coldest May morning…

Record cold grips eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend

Record cold grips eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend

Numerous cold temperature records have been broken in parts of the eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend while a heat wave is forecast to reach dangerous levels for some locations in the west, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition to the…

Sydney records coldest run of May nights since 1967, Australia

Sydney records coldest run of May nights since 1967, Australia

A record-breaking cold snap is affecting eastern Australia this week, with Sydney, NSW recording its coldest run of May nights since 1967. The minimum temperatures in the city dropped to 8.6 °C (47 °F) on Thursday morning, May 20, 2021, marking the coldest…