Latest Heat waves Stories

2006-07-18 04:31:57

LONDON (Reuters) - Temperatures could reach an all-time high in Britain on Wednesday as the heatwave tightens its grip, forecasters said. There is a 30 percent chance Britain would swelter in its hottest-ever day, with warmer weather than the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and southeast Asia, the Met Office said on Tuesday. The highest temperature ever recorded in Britain was 38.5 Celsius (101.3 Fahrenheit) at Faversham in Kent, on August 10, 2003. "It is possible that the all-time...

2006-07-13 14:58:21

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's power grid could post a new electricity demand record by Monday as air conditioners across the state battle a powerful heat wave, the California Independent System Operator said on Thursday. The Cal ISO manages the power grid that connects major power lines in the state. A call for Californians to conserve electricity was expected to be issued later on Thursday in the face of a possible strain on the power grid, said Stephanie...

2005-06-28 15:41:58

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - A heat wave in Italy has put the health ofone million people at risk and the government has warned thesituation could be even worse than the summer of 2003 when20,000 people died due to soaring temperatures. Authorities have asked local doctors to keep an eye ontheir patients above 75 years of age who are most vulnerable,hoping to avoid a repeat of the death-rate of two years agowhich has just been revised up from 8,000. "We are faced with a heat wave...

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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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