Heatwave shatters records in parts of California, kills 54 in Quebec (Canada), melts roads in Great Britain, engulfs Iran and sets temperature record in Africa.
This summer is going crazy and heatwaves are triggering dramatic living conditions around the world. While major heat wave is bringing record-breaking temperatures to Southern California, another heatwave has already killed 54 people in Quebec, Canada, and Britain is baking and its roads are melting. Finally, Africa has witnessed it’s highest temperature ever recorded, 124.3F, in Algeria and temperatures are breaking new records in Iran. The world is boiling, water is disappearing… Is the end coming? Let’s start with the USA:
A major heat wave is bringing record-breaking temperatures to Southern California. By 1 p.m., temps in Woodland Hills hit 115 degrees, shattering a record of 106 set in 1976. Heat records for Burbank, Van Nuys and downtown Los Angeles fell early. Downtown Los Angeles hit 95 degrees before 11 a.m., breaking the previous record of 94 degrees set in 1992.
Excessive heat watches are in effect through all of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Friday’s forecast for Malibu is 95 degrees, while the valleys could hit a scorching 117 degrees. Red flag warnings are also in effect due to the wind, the high heat and low humidity. This dangerous heat wave is expected to fueling existing wildfires in the area.- CBS Local Los Angeles
Meanwhile in Quebec, Canada, 54 people were killed by a blistering heat this week. Twenty-eight of the deaths were in Montreal. The region has seen record high temperatures and high humidity since last Sunday. Temperatures were in the mid-90s for Montreal on Sunday and Monday, about 20 degrees higher than the normal temperatures this time of year.