Heat wave

India records its hottest temperature ever - 51 °C (123.8 °F)

The city of Phalodi, in India's Rajasthan, has set a new temperature record for the entire country hitting a scorching 51 °C (123.8 °F) on May 19, 2016. According to the IMD, the previous high was 50.6 °C (123 °F), reached in 1956 in the city of...

May 20, 2016

Record-breaking heat wave sparks fires across Israel

A fierce heatwave accompanied by strong and dusty winds is spreading across Israel. According to media reports, more than 370 people were treated for heat-related conditions, including fainting, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke on May 14 and 15, 2016. Eilat in the...

May 16, 2016

Heat wave firmly grips India, 340 people dead

The intense heat wave in India is holding a firm grip on the region since April 2016. At least 340 people have died so far, 102 of which in May only. Temperatures have locally risen above 45°C (113 °F), according to media reports, and a significant drop is...

May 16, 2016

Thailand suffers strongest heat wave in last 65 years

Thailand is currently experiencing its longest heat wave in the last 65 years as average April temperatures climbed over 40 °C (104 °F). So far, 21 people died of heat-related conditions. Residents are strongly advised to remain indoors as much as possible...

April 29, 2016

330 million affected by severe drought and water shortage across India

Southern and Eastern India are struggling with the consequences of severe drought caused by an early season heat wave and the lack of relief from monsoon rain. Dangerously high temperatures have so far claimed over 160 lives while 330 million people are affected by...

April 20, 2016

Early-season heat wave sweeping across India, 66 deaths by April 6

An early-season heat wave is sweeping across India and the unbearable hot weather has already claimed lives of 66 people. Deadly heatwave in May 2015 claimed almost 2 500 lives across the country, most of them in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, but 2016 begun smashing...

April 06, 2016

A spell of unseasonably warm weather in Japan

Parts of central and western Japan experienced a spell of spring-like weather over the weekend of February 13, 2016. Warm conditions, usually observed in July, were reported across the affected area, accompanied by heavy rainfall and strong winds. A warm air mass,...

February 15, 2016

Perth in a firm grip of an intense heat wave after 83 years, Western Australia

A strong heat wave has been holding a firm grip on Perth in Western Australia over the last couple of days. Temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) were measured for the fourth day in a row on February 10, 2016. Such weather conditions were only recorded 83 years...

February 10, 2016

Persistent drought threatens South Africa's food supplies

Record high temperatures were recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 7, 2016. The region has been facing persistent drought conditions and related food shortage since December 2015 when the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued an alert...

January 08, 2016

Severe heatwave conditions spark fires across southern Australia

Severe to extreme heat conditions have wrapped southern Australia as a hot air mass settled across the region since December 17, 2015. A number of fires have wreaked havoc across the affected areas and firefighters struggle to contain them. Extremely hot conditions...

December 20, 2015

Warm and dry conditions to continue across the US West

Unusually warm and dry weather has been persistent across the US West during October 2015. A number of temperature records have already been broken, and hot conditions are expected to continue throughout the week, increasing the risk of wildfires in already...

October 12, 2015

Hot and humid summer in Egypt: Heat wave claims 87 lives, 1 205 people hospitalized

Another 11 people died on August 13, as the heat wave in Egypt intensified it's grip during the last couple of days. The death toll now rose to 87, Egypt's health ministry reports.The heat wave that was sweeping the countries of Middle East since last July, has

August 14, 2015

Heat wave setting new historic record over Europe, relief expected early next week

Second persistent heat wave of the summer season has set more temperature records in parts of Europe, during last week. Poland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Belarus and Lithuania reported new all-time records, while the hot conditions are forecasted to last across mo

August 13, 2015

Hong Kong reports the hottest day in the last 130 years

The hottest day in the last 130 years was reported in Hong Kong on Saturday, August 8, 2015 when the temperatures rose up to 37.8 ºC (100 ºF) under the influence of Typhoon "Soudelor".The daily maximum temperature hit 36.3 ºC (97.3 ºF) in t

August 11, 2015

Heat wave intensifies over Japan: Temperatures peak to break a 55 year old record

The on-going heat wave in Japan intensified during the last week with reported death tolls rising to 55. More than 11 000 people were hospitalized due to consequences of extremely hot weather conditions across the country, the officials reported on August 4. Extremely h

August 06, 2015

Heat wave over Iran: Extreme heat and humidity yield feel-like temperatures of 73 °C (163 °F) in Bandar Mahshahr

A combination of extreme heat and humidity yielded extraordinary heat index of 73 °C (163 °F) in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran on Friday, July 31. The on-going heat wave also brought record high temperatures of 51 °C (124 °F) to Baghdad on Thursday, July 30.A me

August 04, 2015

Heat wave in Japan leaves 5 people dead, 3 200 hospitalized

Monday, July 13, 2015 was the hottest day in Japan so far, this summer, with temperatures hitting 35 °C and above in over 120 meteorological observatories across the country. Five people died and at least 3 200 people were hospitalized due to the consequences of

July 16, 2015