Posts Tagged ‘heatwave’

Madrid heatwave reaches over 40º

Madrid seared in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) as the Spanish capital felt the dangerous heatwave affecting Southern Europe. Spain’s state meteorological agency forecast the hot conditions to stay through and said areas in the south could reach 47 Celsius (116.60 F). That would break a national record of 46.9 C (116.4 F), […]

Tourists and locals on the hunt for water in Rome heatwave

Italy is being hit this week by a heatwave causing wildfires in the south of the country, particularly in Sicily and Calabria, where a UNESCO-listed natural park is under threat. Meanwhile in Rome, tourists and locals hunt for fountains to refresh themselves and cope with the high temperatures. Source

Spain and Portugal brace for wildfires amid forecasts for a scorching heatwave

Spain and Portugal are bracing for wildfires in the coming days with temperatures forecast to exceed 40°C on the Iberian peninsula. Portugal’s prime minister warned on Wednesday that the hot weather increases the threat of blazes, which in 2017 killed more than 100 people in his country. Spain’s weather service forecast a heatwave until Monday […]

Heatwave in U.S.: From Coast to Coast, Millions Affected

A widespread heatwave has begun across the contiguous U.S., with at least 35 million people likely to see temperatures reach or exceed 100°F by the end of the week. Heat alerts are in place across at least 16 states in the south, midwest and western U.S. Media reports said: The hot weather, which comes courtesy […]

Pacific Northwest heatwave virtually impossible without human-driven climate change, finds study

People turn to extreme measures to keep cool in an extreme heatwave. (Getty Images) The historic heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest and killed hundreds of people would have been “virtually impossible without human-caused climate change,” an international team of climate researchers said in a new report. The World Weather Attribution’s analysis, published July 8, 2021, Wednesday, […]

Sweltering heatwave linked to sudden deaths in western Canada and US Northwest

A sweltering heat wave that has settled over western Canada for several days is believed to be a contributing factor in dozens of sudden-death calls received by police in the Vancouver area, authorities said Tuesday. In the United States’ Pacific Northwest, about a dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to an intense […]

Northwestern Heatwave Sparks Calls for Transformative Climate Action

Children play in the Salmon Springs Fountain on June 27, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. Record-breaking temperatures lingered over the Northwest during a historic heatwave this weekend. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) As the Pacific Northwest and southwestern Canada bake under what’s being described as a “once-in-a-millennium” heat dome, green groups on Monday reiterated the need for transformational change to […]

Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave

Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave Above Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images ‘Surreal’ and ‘Distressing’. “The current heatwave and drought leave no doubt, we are living the dangerous effects of the climate crisis.” As what the National Weather Service described as “dangerous and record-breaking heat” affects 50 million people across the Western United States even before the […]

Europe heatwave: Tons of fish found dead in French lake as water temperature nears 29C

Nearly ten tons of fish have been found dead in the Enghien-les-Bains lake in Val-d’Oise, northern France, due to the recent heatwave that struck the region, officials explained on Friday. Jean-Pierre Enjalbert, president of SIARE, the joint union in charge of the managing the local waters, said that “the heat and the lack of a […]

Red alert: Heatwave Lucifer grills Europe as study says heat may kill 150K Europeans a year by 2100

Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia are on red alert, European forecast network Meteoalarm said on Saturday. Florence’s famous Uffizi Gallery was temporarily closed on Friday after the museum’s air conditioning system broke down, ANSA news agency reported. Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, France, Macedonia, Slovakia, and Moldova have issued orange alerts […]

Starved of power, Gazans suffer oppressive heatwave

During the current heatwave, Gaza residents, who do not have electricity to cool themselves off due to Israeli siege, are struggling to survive. Sami, a medical intern in the Gaza Strip, is struggling to sleep due to the heatwave which is roasting the region, where temperatures have been soaring to 37°C (98°F). The heat in his […]

The Syrian Army scores major strategic victories in Latakia, Aleppo, Homs

     The Syrian army and air force, backed by the popular units, destroyed terrorists’ defense lines in the northern Latakia province leaving many militants killed and wounded, Iran’s Fars news agency reported. “Several militant positions and their military grid were severely damaged during Syrian jets combat sorties over the village of Ma’ar Baya in Latakia […]

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