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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...

2006-08-03 11:45:00

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government said on Thursday 112 people had died due to the heat in the hottest July since 1950. The toll was far lower than a killer heatwave three summers ago when thousands died. Most of the people who died this year were over the age of 75 and many of those were already ill, the Institute of Health Surveillance said. Twelve people died at work, four died while doing sport, three more were homeless people and one baby died of hypothermia. The death toll had...

2006-08-01 23:33:05

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of the eastern United States began sweltering through a forecast three-day heat wave on Tuesday with the mercury topping 100 F (38 C) in some areas and New York City electricity demand setting a new record. The heat wave moved across the country from California, which suffered more than two weeks of triple-digit temperatures that killed at least 136 people and caused power failures. Temperatures hit or hovered near 100 degrees Fahrenheit...

2006-08-01 18:16:17

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parts of the eastern United States began sweltering through a forecast three-day heat wave on Tuesday with the mercury topping 100 F (38 C) in some areas and New York City electricity demand setting a new record. The heat wave moved across the country from California, which suffered more than two weeks of triple-digit temperatures that killed at least 136 people and caused power failures. Temperatures hit or hovered near 100 degrees Fahrenheit...

2006-07-27 09:46:46

By Francois Murphy PARIS (Reuters) - Overnight storms in France brought welcome relief on Thursday from a heatwave that killed 64 people and which provided the first real test of new measures aimed at preventing the mass deaths of three summers ago. Temperatures however remained high in other European countries. Thunder, lightning and heavy showers swept across France from west to east, knocking down sweltering temperatures and bringing an end to a over a week of unusually hot...

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...

2006-07-21 14:35:54

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - A heatwave in France has probably killed 21 people, including a 15-month-old baby, officials said on Friday, and the rest of Europe also sweltered with no sign of temperatures dropping. Temperatures were not as high as they had been on previous days but authorities warned people to take precautions. "Desert London," a headline in Britain's Evening Standard newspaper said over a photo of a parched Hyde Park on Friday. "This is not the Sahara or...

2006-07-21 13:57:01

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - A heatwave in France has probably killed more than 20 people, including a 15-month-old baby, officials said on Friday, and the rest of Europe also sweltered with no sign of temperatures dropping. Temperatures were not as high as they had been on previous days but authorities warned people to take precautions. "Desert London," a headline in Britain's Evening Standard newspaper said over a photo of a parched Hyde Park on Friday. "This is not the...

2006-07-21 08:55:31

PARIS (Reuters) - A heatwave in France has probably killed 20 people this week, including a 15-month old baby, the Health Ministry said in a statement on Friday. A ministry official said the baby died in Paris where temperatures hit 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) earlier this week, but provided no further details. Of the other victims, 10 were aged 80 or over, four collapsed at their workplace, two died while playing sport, two were homeless and one was an obese youth "in poor physical...

2006-07-20 08:56:03

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Temperatures will average above normal in most of the United States in August, extending what has been the warmest year on record so far, the U.S. National Weather Service said on Thursday. "We've had record average warmth in 2006, and the outlook for August is above-normal for much of the country," said Edward O'Lenic, meteorologist for the NWS. The heat in August will be focused on the southern and central parts of the country, with temperatures well-above...


Latest Heat waves Reference Libraries

The Weather Discussion From July 5
2012-07-06 08:00:21

July 5, was an active day for severe weather with well over 400 wind damage reports extending from the Southeast all the way back into the Mid-Atlantic Region. The heat was present again in many places from the Gulf Coast northward into the Ohio River valley seeing temps surpass the 100F with Heat index values near 115F. This extreme heat needs to be taken seriously as it can have huge implications from power outages to dehydration and also long exposure to the sun and heat can have health...

Heat Wave Strikes The East Coast
2012-06-21 06:38:07

The heat wave of June 20, 2012 not only marked the beginning of summer but also the beginning of a strong push of warm air that will be in the Northeast for the next couple of days. On the map we see that high pressure was located along the Eastern Seaboard which was responsible for bringing up the warm moist air from the South into the region. June 20th high temps ranged from 100F in Baltimore to 94 in New York City and 97F at Boston. These temps are not reflective of the heat index. Most of...

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