Extreme Heat Buckles Highways, Sends Vehicles Flying 15 June 2016

Extreme Heat Buckles Highways, Sends Vehicles Flying

from The Atlantic: City Lab

If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, the place to go this weekend was Minnesota. Several days of 90-plus-degree heat buckled roads across the state, launching speeding vehicles toward the horizon like the Dukes of Hazzard.
Protecting Employees During Extreme Heat Events 13 June 2016

Protecting Employees During Extreme Heat Events

a blog of the US Climate and Health Alliance

Did you know that extreme heat events (EHEs), or “heat waves,” kill more people in the United States than hurricanes, earthquakes, lightening, and floods combined?

No relief from soaring temperature: IMD predicts another bout of extreme heat wave 23 May 2016

No relief from soaring temperature: IMD predicts another bout of extreme heat wave

India was bracing on Monday for another bout of extreme heat after temperatures smashed records in some parts of the country, while weather officials warned against more frequent heat waves. Temperatures in parts of the western region breached 50 Celsius (122°F) last week, causing a spike in cases of people suffering dehydration and heatstroke, and triggering widespread power cuts as surging demand overwhelmed supply grids.

Severe heat wave cripples parts of India, red alert in Delhi and 7 other states 18 May 2016

Severe heat wave cripples parts of India, red alert in Delhi and 7 other states

Source: IndiaToday

As most of northern and central India reels under an intense heat wave, an orange alert was declared in New Delhi after the capital touched 47 degrees today.

Birmingham to sizzle in blistering 90F record heatwave 18 May 2016

Birmingham to sizzle in blistering 90F record heatwave

Source: Birmingham Mail

 

Birmingham is set to enjoy an early summer heatwave with temperatures rocketing to a sweltering 90F (33C). Extreme ‘heat surges’ will push up from the Africa and the Mediterranean at the end of this month and in early June, bringing long spells of unbroken sunshine and sizzling Saharan heat.


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