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    UK Records First Ever 40+ Degree Day 

    UK Records First Ever 40+ Degree Day 

    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.

    UK Issues First-Ever ‘Red’ Heat Warning

    UK Issues First-Ever ‘Red’ Heat Warning

    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. 

    Lights Go Out as Texas Meteorologist Warns of Strain on Power Grid

    Lights Go Out as Texas Meteorologist Warns of Strain on Power Grid

    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. 

    How to Keep Cool When You Don’t Have Air Conditioning at Home

    How to Keep Cool When You Don’t Have Air Conditioning at Home

    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 […]

    Extreme Heat in China Melts Museum Roof, Buckles Roads

    Extreme Heat in China Melts Museum Roof, Buckles Roads

    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 […]