Heat wave http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24118/all en UPDATE 1-Australia battles hundreds of wildfires, fanned by outback winds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-australia-battles-hundreds-wildfires-fanned-outback-wi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Thousands of firefighters battle hundreds of blazes</p> <p>* Residents evacuate homes in face of out-of-control fires</p> <p>* Record temperatures bake Sydney</p> <p>* Cooler change hoped to end incendiary conditions</p> <p> (Updates with latest on fires, fresh quotes)</p> <p>By Rob Taylor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-australia-battles-hundreds-wildfires-fanned-outback-wi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 Australian bushfire season Australia Black Saturday bushfires Bushfires in Australia Disaster European heat wave Geography of Australia Heat wave Man Made Disaster Natural Disaster Natural disasters Person Career Physical geography Quotation Technology War Wildfire Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:01:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731539 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Australian heat wave sears new colours onto maps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/refile-australian-heat-wave-sears-new-colours-maps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Removes extraneous word from headline)</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Australia's record-breaking heatwave has sent temperatures soaring, melting road tar and setting off hundreds of wildfires - as well as searing new colours onto weather maps.</p> <p>The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has added dark purple and magenta to its colour-coded weather forecasting map to represent temperatures of 51 to 54 degrees Celsius (123.8 to 129.2 Fahrenheit), officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/refile-australian-heat-wave-sears-new-colours-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fahrenheit Heat wave Human Interest Measurement Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731981 at http://www.globalpost.com January hottest month on record in Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/january-hottest-month-record-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia experienced its hottest month on record in January, despite floods and storms that devastated parts of the country's east, officials said.</p> <p>The Bureau of Meteorology said both the average mean temperature of 29.68 degrees Celsius (85.42 degrees Fahrenheit) and the average mean maximum temperature of 36.92 Celsius surpassed previous records set in January 1932.</p> <p>The nation's central outback sweltered under a "dome" of heat for much of the month, with the Northern Territory posting its hottest mean temperature on record for January of 31.93 Celsius, the bureau said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/january-hottest-month-record-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate of Australia Environment of Australia Heat wave AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743828 at http://www.globalpost.com Warm weather with cool breaks forecast for Canada this summer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/warm-weather-cool-breaks-forecast-canada-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Get ready to break out the sunscreen Canada, but don't worry about sizzling all season.</p> <p>Meteorologists at AccuWeather.com say the majority of Canadians can look forward to a more "typical" summer this year, when hot spells will be interspersed with cooler periods.</p> <p>"The biggest takeaway from this forecast is it's not going to resemble last year's summer, which was the warmest summer on record for Canada," Brett Anderson, lead forecaster for Canada, told The Canadian Press.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130520/warm-weather-cool-breaks-forecast-canada-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Heat wave Human Interest Meteorology The Canadian Press Mon, 20 May 2013 08:30:15 +0000 The Canadian Press 5841788 at http://www.globalpost.com US Southwest scorched by heat wave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130629/us-southwest-scorched-heat-wave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The southwest of the United States sizzled Saturday as a heat wave baked the region amid predictions that temperatures in some areas could approach all-time record highs. </p> <p>The National Weather Service warned that the scorching heat could be life-threating and that it was not expected to let up for the next several days.</p> <p>It said one of the hottest areas would be Death Valley, with temperatures there expected to be near 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130629/us-southwest-scorched-heat-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fahrenheit Heat wave Human Interest Measurement Technology AFP Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:32:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5871405 at http://www.globalpost.com Blasting heat forecast for U.S. Western states http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130630/high-temperature-records-fall-western-us-bakes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Residents of western U.S. states awoke on Monday to more scorching heat that was expected to break record highs and grip the region through the early part of the holiday week, meteorologists said.</p> <p>Temperatures were likely to hit well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Centigrade) in Fresno, California, Phoenix and to the north in Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, according to Accuweather.com.</p> <p>Temperatures in western states are 10 to 20 degrees above average, according to the National Weather Service.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130630/high-temperature-records-fall-western-us-bakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Heat wave Human Interest Measurement Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 30 Jun 2013 06:01:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5871511 at http://www.globalpost.com 3 die, nearly 2,600 taken to hospital due to heat stroke July 1-7 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130709/3-die-nearly-2600-taken-hospital-due-heat-stroke-july- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A total of 2,594 people were taken to hospital across Japan due to heat stroke in the first week of July through last Sunday, three of whom died, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said in a preliminary report released Tuesday.</p> <p> The figure was 3.6 times more than the 729 marked in the last week of June.</p> <p> The sharp increase was the result of heat waves that struck nationwide as the annual rainy season came to an end. Temperatures topped 35 C in many parts of the country over the weekend.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130709/3-die-nearly-2600-taken-hospital-due-heat-stroke-july-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heat wave Kyodo News International Tue, 09 Jul 2013 07:41:01 +0000 Kyodo News International 5879019 at http://www.globalpost.com Heatwave alert in Britain after freezing spring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/heatwave-alert-britain-after-freezing-spring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British authorities issued a heatwave alert on Wednesday after the first prolonged period of high temperatures since 2006, following the coldest spring for more than 50 years.</p> <p>The country has been basking in sunshine for several weeks and temperatures have reached more than 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) for five days in a row for the first time in seven years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/heatwave-alert-britain-after-freezing-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fahrenheit Heat wave Measurement AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:02:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5886220 at http://www.globalpost.com Offguard Britain swelters in summer heatwave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/offguard-britain-swelters-summer-heatwave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain was sweltering Thursday in its first prolonged heatwave in seven years as the deputy prime minister warned the country was simply "not ready for this".</p> <p>Britain experienced its hottest day of the year so far on Wednesday, with thermometers hitting 32.2 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) in southwest London.</p> <p>The Met Office national weather service put the southwest of England and the west Midlands on the level 3 -- one grade below the "national emergency" top level -- joining London and the wider southeast on heatwave alert.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/offguard-britain-swelters-summer-heatwave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate of the United Kingdom Health Heat wave Heatwave Labor Social Issues AFP Fri, 19 Jul 2013 02:16:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5887391 at http://www.globalpost.com US sweats out massive heat wave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/us-sweats-out-massive-heat-wave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clutching water bottles, New Yorkers battled a sweltering heat wave Friday with temperatures topping 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) and intense humidity packing an additional punch.</p> <p>Since the beginning of the week, temperatures have hovered in the mid-90s or higher during the daytime. And night brings little respite, with the heat staying largely trapped by the asphalt.</p> <p>At least one death in New York has been attributed to the extreme weather, which started earlier in the month: a 57-year-old man perished in Staten Island on July 8.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/us-sweats-out-massive-heat-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Heat wave Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning AFP Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:33:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5888645 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 10 dead as record heatwave hits Shanghai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/at-least-10-dead-record-heatwave-hits-shanghai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 10 people have died in China's commercial hub Shanghai, a local health official said Wednesday as the city grapples with its highest temperatures in at least 140 years.</p> <p>Much of China is in the grip of a summer heatwave, and the China Meteorological Association issued a high temperature warning for several eastern and central provinces, saying temperatures could reach 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/at-least-10-dead-record-heatwave-hits-shanghai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heat wave Human Interest Sina.com AFP Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:37:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5898533 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 10 dead as record heatwave hits Shanghai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/more-10-dead-record-heatwave-hits-shanghai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Much of China is in the grip of a summer heatwave. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 10 people have died in China&#39;s commercial hub Shanghai, a local health official said Wednesday as the city swelters in its highest temperatures for at least 140 years.</p> <p>Much of China is in the grip of a summer heatwave, and the China Meteorological Administration issued a high temperature warning for several eastern and central provinces, saying temperatures could reach 41 degrees Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/more-10-dead-record-heatwave-hits-shanghai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heat wave Human Interest World Wide Web Xujiahui Yangtze River Delta China AFP Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:35:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5898633 at http://www.globalpost.com China maintains alert amid heat wave blamed for dozens of deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130805/china-maintains-alert-amid-heat-wave-blamed-dozens-deaths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Aug 5 (EFE).- The Chinese government on Monday said that the eastern part of the country, which has been suffering since early July under the worst heat wave in 140 years, could hit the record high temperature of 41 C (106 F), while the media are reporting "dozens of deaths" from heatstroke.</p> <p>Authorities in Shanghai, one of the cities most affected by the heat, and the neighboring provinces are recommending that citizens, especially the elderly, turn on their air conditioning and drink plenty of water to prevent more deaths.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130805/china-maintains-alert-amid-heat-wave-blamed-dozens-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heat illness Heat wave Meteorology Agencia EFE Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:31:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 5903121 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven people dead from heatstroke amid sweltering weather: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130809/seven-people-dead-heatstroke-amid-sweltering-weather-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- Seven people have died of heatstroke over the past few days as scorching temperatures continue to blast the country, police said Friday.</p> <p>The country has been suffering from the sweltering heat wave for weeks with temperatures in most parts of the country soaring above 35 degrees Celsius.</p> <p>The morning low on Friday was 31 degrees Celsius in Gangneung, Gangwon Province -- the highest since 1911 when the temperature measurement began in the country.</p> <p>Morning lows were near 30 degrees in many parts of the country earlier in the day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130809/seven-people-dead-heatstroke-amid-sweltering-weather-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Celsius Heat illness Heat wave Yonhap News Agency Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:01:02 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5906309 at http://www.globalpost.com Heatwave kills four in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130811/heatwave-kills-four-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A heatwave stifled Japan Sunday as the temperature topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit ) in two cities, leaving at least four people dead over the weekend, officials and reports said.</p> <p>The Japan Meteorological Agency said the temperature reached 40.6 C in Kofu, 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Tokyo, in mid-afternoon.</p> <p>The weather agency had warned early Sunday that the temperature would soar past 35 C in 39 of the country's 47 prefectures. It warned people to drink plenty of water and use air-conditioners.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130811/heatwave-kills-four-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Heat wave Heatwave Tokyo AFP Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:08:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5907260 at http://www.globalpost.com