Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 11:03 EDT

Latest European heat wave Stories

2014-02-04 11:18:36

Demographic changes this century mean that elderly will be most vulnerable to impact of climate change The number of annual excess deaths caused by hot weather in England and Wales is projected to surge by 257% by the middle of the century, as a result of climate change and population growth, concludes research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The elderly (75+) will be most at risk, particularly in the South and the Midlands, the findings suggest....

04585f247f78937160f1dc0aa22836c5
2011-06-11 08:48:04

According to a new study on climate change, researchers project that, by 2050, the coolest summers in the tropics and parts of the northern hemisphere will still be hotter than the hottest summers seen since the 1950s if global warming continues its rapid upswing. "The permanent emergence of unprecedented summer heat" could be felt in tropical regions in Africa, Asia and South America within the coming decades, according to the study, being published in the journal Climate Change Letters...

2011-01-04 13:41:39

Because of the cold periods at the start and end of the year, 2010 was slightly cooler than normally. The year is remembered for extreme weather events, for the cold winter and for new temperature records and storms in summer. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute's statistics, the mean annual temperature for the whole of Finland in 2010 was 1.3° C, which is 0.6 degrees below the long-term average. The last equally cold year took place in 1987, when the annual mean temperature...

2011-01-04 13:37:44

The first decade of the 2000s, or the years 2001"“2010, was warmer than the preceding decades in the whole of Finland, even though 2010 was colder than the long-time average. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute's statistics, the first decade of the 2000s (2001"“2010) was the warmest decade in the history of Finland's temperature measurements, which began in the 1840s. The mean temperature for the past ten years in Finland was about 0.3° C higher than that for the...

8a58c21418beccce51e3b6e07210b6dd
2010-10-02 05:35:00

An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth's temperatures in the headlines this summer. Likewise, a string of exceptionally warm days in July in the eastern United States strained power grids, forced nursing home evacuations, and slowed transit systems. Both high-profile events reinvigorated questions about humanity's role in climate change. But, from a global perspective, how warm was the summer exactly? How did the summer's...

44b31b491453cd87cc3ad201bdca3a951
2010-03-28 06:50:00

Despite nearly two-thirds of the United States experiencing colder-than-normal seasonal temperatures, the 2009-2010 winter season was the fifth warmest on record worldwide.  While a large part of the country was colder than usual this past winter, parts of the U.S. did have warmer-than-usual temperatures. Both New England and the Pacific Northwest joined in the global winter warmth. In addition, Maine had its third warmest winter on record, according to the National Oceanic and...

27bd68fe06f263ad37d2b8bd774b54011
2008-04-18 00:40:00

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Thursday that last month was the warmest March on record over land surfaces of the world and the second warmest overall worldwide. However, it was just an average March in the United States.High temperatures over much of Asia pulled the worldwide land temperature up to an average of 40.8 degrees Fahrenheit (4.9 degrees Celsius), 3.2 degrees (1.8 C) warmer than the average in the 20th century, according to the NOAA's National...

2007-03-16 00:35:00

WASHINGTON -- This winter was the warmest on record worldwide, the government said Thursday in the latest worrisome report focusing on changing climate. The report comes just over a month after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said global warming is very likely caused by human actions and is so severe it will continue for centuries. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the combined land and ocean temperatures for December through February were 1.3 degrees...

2006-08-18 02:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - The current heat wave will continue in many areas of Japan for at least another week from Saturday, and then start cooling down, the official forecaster said on Friday. The Japan Meteorological Agency forecast that all regions will have hot weather next week similar to this week, with temperatures rising above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). Temperatures will then ease in line with the seasonal average for August recorded from 1971 to 2000. The weather has been warmer...

2006-07-25 12:01:34

PARIS (Reuters) - Around 40 people in France, mostly elderly, have died in a heatwave over the past week and the Netherlands is poised to record its hottest July since records began. Meteo France, the national weather agency, has put its heatwave alert at orange, the second highest level, in 53 of the 96 metropolitan departments, or administrative districts. A top French health advisory body (INVS) said it would publish on Thursday a detailed toll from the heatwave which has so far...