Spain is set to forbid public buildings from turning their air conditioners below 27°C (80.6°F) in an effort to contend with the spiking cost of gas amid scorching summer heat and an energy supply crisis driven by the Russian war in Ukraine. A decree published by the Spanish government Tuesday requires public places such as […]
When the weather gets hotter, building materials including asphalt and concrete expand and crack, CNN explained. And this has led to incidents from London to China as aging infrastructure meets record high temperatures.
More than 100 million people – or one third of the U.S. population – are living under either a heat advisory or an excessive heat warning. The heat wave is currently baking more than 20 Southern Plains and Northeastern states, CNN reported.
A thermometer at Heathrow Airport picked up a provisional reading of 40.2 degrees Celsius at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Met Office reported, potentially breaking the previous record of 38.7 degrees Celsius set in 2019. The 12:50 p.m. record broke another record set earlier the same day of 39.1 degrees Celsius at Charlwood in Surrey, The Guardian reported.
As a heat wave continues to bake the European continent, the UK issued its first ever “Red warning for exceptional heat.” Britain’s Met Office said on Friday that it was issuing the alert because temperatures were forecast to hit and perhaps overtake 40 degrees Celsius Monday and Tuesday.
It’s a common joke that the weather report is always wrong, but a Texas meteorologist had the opposite experience last Wednesday when reporting on an ongoing heat wave. During a 3 p.m. broadcast, KTRK in Houston meteorologist Travis Herzog warned about how the high temperatures could impact the power grid.
A wildfire burning in California has spread from a national park into a national forest. The Washburn Fire ignited July 7 in Yosemite National Park and promptly forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from the town of Wawona and the closure of the park’s southern entrance, as The Guardian reported. Since then, it has […]
Ask a climate scientist, and they’ll confirm what you already suspect: it’s getting hotter. Much hotter. 19 of the 20 hottest years recorded have occurred since 2000, and the last seven have each been hotter than the last. 2021 took the cake as the hottest year on record, and 2022 is shaping up to be […]
Temperatures have gotten so extreme in parts of China that they are altering the shape of roads and snapping tiles off of roofs. The infrastructure-melting heat wave had triggered red alerts in Shanghai and more than 90 other places as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Red alerts are the highest possible heat wave […]