Showing posts with label Heatwave. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heatwave. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2018

EU Offers Further Support for Sweden in Fighting Wildfires

EU Offers Further Support for Sweden in Fighting Wildfires
The European Commission is coordinating further EU member-states' assistance to help Sweden battle vast forest fires across the country, the Commission said in a press release.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sweden struggles to contain wildfires as heatwave continues

Sweden struggles to contain wildfires
Dozens of forest wildfires are raging across Sweden, prompting the country to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the region.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Death Toll in Quebec's Killer Heat Wave Rises to 50 - Reports

Heat Wave
At least 50 people died in Canada’s province of Quebec from conditions complicated by extreme heat, media reported on Friday.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

At least 19 people die in Canada heatwave

heatwave in Quebec
A heatwave in Quebec has killed at least 19 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched eastern Canada, according to health officials.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Australian gov't commits 379 million USD to save iconic Great Barrier Reef

iconic Great Barrier Reef
The Australian government has allocated 500 million Australian dollars (379 million US dollars) to save the Great Barrier Reef from climate change, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced here on Sunday.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Toronto heat breaks century old record

Toronto heat
After two weeks of temperatures above 25C every day, Toronto, the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario, has cooled down to below average temperatures. Last weekend was positively blistering, both days above 33C and Toronto Public Health authority issued its only ‘extreme heat alert’ this year.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Two teenagers among five dead in storms in Poland

storms in Poland
Five people, including two Girl Guides, have died in freak accidents as violent storms hit Poland amid a heatwave.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring temperatures soar across Europe

Spring weather was slow to get started across parts of mainland Europe this year, with a late blast of cold air and snow to many countries in the continent's eastern parts and throughout the Alpine regions.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Intense heat grips eastern Australia

Eastern Australia is in the grip of an intense heatwave which has seen temperature records broken in many parts. Daytime highs have soared into the mid-40s Celsius in parts, leading to fire bans across the country's southeast.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

600,000 people have died due to weather-related disasters

A new UN-backed report found that in the past 20 years, more than 600,000 people have died as a result of weather-related disasters, and 90 percent of major disasters have been caused by nearly 6,500 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Heat wave engulfs Sydney

The Australian city experiences its third consecutive day of extreme temperatures being attributed to El Niño.
It was a close-run thing, but Sydney has just missed out on recording its hottest November day on record.

On Friday afternoon, the mercury peaked at 40.9C in central Sydney, just 0.9C shy of the all-time high of 41.8C set in 1982.

Friday, November 13, 2015

South African government warns of worsening drought

The South African government on Friday warned of a worsening drought whose severity is impacting negatively on the country in both social and economic terms.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Jordan in full gear to face unprecedented heat wave

Jordan said Monday that it was taking all necessary measures to face the unprecedented heat wave which caused power cuts countrywide and the closure of several major highways.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Η πρωτοφανής ζέστη στη Μεγάλη Βρετανία έχει προκαλέσει το θάνατο 760 ανθρώπων / Heatwave deaths: 760 lives claimed by hot weather as high temperatures continue

Φωτογραφία: EPA
Η πρωτοφανής ζέστη, που επικρατεί σε σημαντικό μέρος της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας, έχει προκαλέσει στο θάνατο 760 ατόμων, μεταδίδει το BBC.

Τις τελευταίες 6 ημέρες η θερμοκρασία του αέρα διατηρείται πάνω από τους 30 βαθμούς Κελσίου. 


Οι Βρετανοί, που έχουν συνηθίσει το ψυχρό και βροχερό καλοκαίρι, με δυσκολία αντέχουν τη ζέστη. 

Ας σημειωθεί ότι πολλοί από αυτούς δεν παίρνουν μέτρα προστασίας από τον καύσωνα, πράγμα που επηρεάζει αρνητικά την υγεία, επισημαίνουν οι επιστήμονες.

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