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Extreme heatwave causes power and water crisis, northern India

India's heat wave has intensified in last couple of days, particularly in the north, where temperatures reached almost 50 degrees Celsius on Sunday, May 8th. Many northern cities are recording their highest temperatures in years. Emergency meeting is

June 10, 2014

Heatwave and hailstones the size of tennis balls, Germany

While most of Germany endures exceptional heatwave, eyewitnesses from village of Wassel in Sehnte reported hailstones the size of tennis balls on Saturday, July 27, 2013. AP brings video with images of damaged houses and vehicles: Video courtesy

July 29, 2013

Heat wave across the U.S. about to end

The Northeast and Midwest US is enduring its fourth heat wave of the summer. It started over the Northeast and Midwest US a week ago and has broken a few records. High temperatures persist in parts of the Northeast, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. High

July 19, 2013

Rare weather anomaly builds severe heat wave in northeastern United States

A very rare weather pattern anomaly is in place over the U.S. An upper level ridge is centered over the Ohio Valley and the closed upper level low pressure system over the Texas/Oklahoma border, trapping hot humid air from a strong subtropical ridge of high

July 15, 2013

First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 - 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national

July 06, 2013

Extreme heat wave to hit US - expected temperatures above 48 °C

Interior US West will experience heat reaching dangerous levels, challenging records and elevating the wildfire threat. The developing pattern will take the heat to the extreme levels with record highs. Temperatures will soar above 120 °F (48.8

June 29, 2013

Australia sweltering in record heatwave

Australia experienced the hottest day in recorded history yesterday, on January 7. The average maximum temperature across Australia reached 40.33 degrees Celsius, beating the previous record of 40.17 degrees set in December 21, 1972. There was only three times in

January 08, 2013

Climate impact risks map for European cities

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a series of detailed interactive maps of more than 500 cities across Europe, unveiling risks of adaptation to climate changes  for six decades from now on the basis of likely global warming trends.The recently

September 06, 2012

Podgorica, Montenegro in fires and smoke

The air in Podgorica yesterday was again polluted four times higher than normal due to wild fires raging around Podgorica and Montenegro. On August 27, firefighters registered more than 50 fires in the area of ​​Podgorica, which at that time created a ring of fire

August 30, 2012

Cyprus heat wave brings record high 44 degrees celcius

Cypriot health authorities reported three serious cases of heat stroke on Tuesday as temperature reached a record high of 44 degree Celsius in the eastern Mediterranean island. A 51-year-old woman is in a coma and two elderly people are also hospitalized and in

July 18, 2012

Human body is equipped to handle temperature extremes

The June and July heat waves scorched the Northeast with unusually high temperatures. Intense heat blasts our bodies with temperatures we're not used to, so we usually spend all day in the air conditioning. But going outside and getting used to the heat can promote

July 16, 2012

Heat wave hits Taiwan

Unseasonable heat plagued portions of Taiwan on Tuesday. Taipei, the capital of the island nation, recorded a high temperature of 37.8 C (100F). The unusual high fell just short of the Taiwan's all-time record of 38.8 C (102 F) set on Aug. 9, 2003, according to

July 10, 2012

Outrageous heat in US continues - More than 3,500 records broken this week!

More than 3,500 temperature records have been shattered in the U.S. this past week, from June 30-July 6, 2012, according to NOAA. The tally of record high temperatures during the time period is 2,412, and the tally of maximum low temperature records is 1,169.From

July 08, 2012

Heat wave breaking record after record in US - millions without power, damages are catastrophic

Above normal heat gripped much of the eastern United States for a fourth straight day on Monday, July 2nd, with about 2.1 million homes and businesses without power after violent storms and soaring temperatures killed at least 18 people. Officials are urging

July 03, 2012

Firestorm of epic proportions - at least 32,000 evacuated as wind-fueled wildfire continues

A wind-fueled wildfire that started on Saturday reached epic proportions, breached fire lines Tuesday, June 26, 2012 and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, bringing to at least 32,000 the number of people evacuated in the area and at the U.S. Air Force Academy,

June 28, 2012

Summer 2012 forecast for Europe

According to experts from AccuWeeather.com, much of Europe will be slightly warmer than normal this summer with the core of summer heat across southeast Europe into Ukraine. This will result in temperatures closer to normal in far western Europe. The overall

June 02, 2012

Intense heatwave across Indian subcontinent makes new record highs

India subcontinent is battling with sweltering heat, the hottest of 2012 in some areas. Soaring temperatures and heat wave have gripped the whole of North India, forcing locals to remain indoors. Heat wave warnings were posted by the India Meteorological Department

May 24, 2012

Deadly heat wave across India

India is experiencing a deadly heat wave. Heat waves of varying intensity are expected to stalk north-west India and parts of east and east-central India. The worst hit region is northeast with unofficial reports about 41 deaths from heat-related illness. Indian

May 20, 2012

North America swelters in March heat

The springtime began to feel more like summer for most of North America. March 2012 saw thousands of daily temperature records fall in the contiguous United States (often called the “lower 48”), and the entire month was the warmest March in a temperature record

April 17, 2012

Historic spring record heat in North America

A huge, lingering ridge of high pressure over the eastern half of the United States brought summer-like temperatures to North America in March 2012. The warm weather shattered records across the central and eastern United States and much of Canada. The unseasonable

March 21, 2012

Record heatwave in Australia - hottest start of the year in more than a century

Australians have been asked to heed safety advice from authorities as much of the country swelters through what is already shaping up to be a record-breaking heatwave.South Australia is sweltering with the hottest start to the year in more than a century as a hot air

January 03, 2012

WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate - 10 warmest year on record, lowest sea ice volume

WMO issued preliminary Status of the Global Climate report. Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred

November 30, 2011

Record October heat for the U.K

The United Kingdom rarely makes world news for record heat, but this weekend has changed that philosophy.An all-time October record high of 29.9 degrees Celsius (85.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was set Oct. 1 in Gravesend, Kent. The previous record was 29.4 degrees Celsius

October 02, 2011

Exceptional drought across the United States

More of the United States was in exceptional drought in July 2011 than in any other month in the past 12 years, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The worst of the drought is spread across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and parts of Arizona, Colorado,

August 11, 2011

Iraq hit by extreme heat - Temperature reaches 52 degrees Celsius

Extreme weather in Iraq where temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on early Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said.With a humidity of five percent and winds with a speed of about 9 kilometres (2.6 miles) per hour, temperatures reached 52

August 03, 2011

Wild US summer heat wave smashes records

 As the temperatures have risen across the United States this summer, weather records have fallen left and right. The horrible July heat wave, lasting weeks in some cities, the entire month in others, has affected nearly 200 million people in the United States

July 30, 2011