Spain Heatwave Reached as High as 40C

Fourth EstateHeat Haze at Tenuel Airport | Rab Lawrence

Spain’s national weather agency, AEMET issued high-temperature warnings in 17 regions as the country experienced temperatures that were usually only seen in midsummer. On Friday, the city of Jaén in Andalucía, southern Spain, recorded a temperature of 40.3 degrees Celsius. …

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Storm Kills 8 in Canada, 250,000 Homes Without Power

Fourth EstateStorm over Canada | Piqsels

At least 8 people were killed after a storm ravaged southern Canadian provinces while an estimated 250,000 homes were left without power. According to Environment Canada, wind gusts of up to 132 km/h were recorded in Kitchener, Ontario while wind …

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Iraq Hit By Another Severe Sandstorm, Baghdad and Najaf Airports Close Airspace

Iraq once again hit with severe sandstorm on Monday which forced some schools and offices to close while flights at Baghdad, the capital city and Najaf Airport have been suspended. Hundreds of Iraqi people were also briefly admitted to the …

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Delhi Temperatures Reaches 49C

Fourth EstateTemperature map of the Indian sub-continent - NOAA

New Delhi has recorded maximum temperatures as high as 49.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The temperature in Mungeshpur in New Delhi reached 49.1 degrees Celsius and 49.2 degrees Celsius in Najafgarh, while the lowest temperature recorded reached 45.5 degrees Celsius …

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Heatwave Kills Birds in India

Photographer: Emilian Robert Vicol , publicphoto.org, Public DoDead Bird - Emilian Robert Vicol

Veterinarians and rescuers in India said Wednesday the heat waves sweeping across the country are killing birds.  According to local media reports, animal rescuers are picking up dozens of exhausted and dehydrated birds dropping every day in Gujarat state as …

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Oklahoma Buildings Damaged by Possible Tornado

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Oklahoma authorities have reported significant damage to buildings and homes through the areas of Texas and Oklahoma, with extensive power outages on Wednesday. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said that the city of Seminole suffered significant damage from the …

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China Sets Up Everest Weather Station

Fourth EstateChinese researchers installing the world’s highest automatic meteorological station at 8800 metres on Mount Everest. - Courtesy CCTV

Chinese researchers installed the highest automatic weather station in the world on Wednesday at an altitude of 8,800 meters on top of Mount Everest to study the effects of climate change. The new weather station would be the first to …

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