Heat wave

Record-breaking March heat across Nevada

Las Vegas Valley, a major metropolitan area located in the southern part of the US state of Nevada, registered two consecutive days of record highs over the weekend and the first 90-degree °F (32.2 °C) day of the year as record-breaking March heat continues across the state. According to the National Weather Service, several meteorological stations in the valley registered 90 °F on Saturday, March ...

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Lessons learned from the 2003 France heatwave

In the summer of 2003, France was coping with worst heatwave since 1950s, when measurements began. The relentless heat killed more than 15 000 people, mostly elderly residents of Paris. Since the 2003 disaster, France has fully integrated disaster risk reduction measures into its health programs, linking its weather and health services so that people at risk, and institutions such ...

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Heat wave claims 21 lives in Telangana, India

At least 21 people have succumbed to heat strokes in the southern Indian state of Telangana over the past week as continuing heat wave conditions severely affect life.  Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state governments have issued advisory appealing citizens to stay indoors and take precautionary measures as severe heatwave conditions continue across the states. In Telangana, at least 21 people ...

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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 Chilean Meteorology Directorate (DMC), especially for areas between Valparaiso and Maule, where temperatures up to 38 °C ...

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Extreme heatwave in Australia, catastrophic fire weather

A huge pocket of hot air is causing extreme heatwave conditions across eastern Australia, causing authorities to prepare for temporary suspension of power to selected areas of New South Wales late Friday, February 10, 2017. Rare Catastrophic fire weather conditions for NSW are expected on Sunday which is shaping up to be the worst fire weather day so far of ...

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