Posts Tagged heatwave

France closes thousands of schools amid unprecedented heatwave

Robie de Guzman   •   June 29, 2019

French ministers held a meeting to assess the government’s response to the heatwave on Friday (June 28) with record-breaking highs of 45 degrees Celsius forecast in parts of southern France...

Heatwave hits Brussels with temperature over 30 degrees

Robie de Guzman   •   June 25, 2019

Temperatures soared in Brussels on Monday (June 24) kicking off a heatwave with temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius expected in the Belgian capital from Tuesday, up to 34 degrees in...

German farmers call for drought aid as heatwave ravages crops

admin   •   July 31, 2018

  A prolonged heatwave and drought have left huge swathes of parched fields and drooping crops in Germany, particularly in the country’s north-east. The German Farmers’ Association DBV said on Monday...

Deadly Greek fires kill at least 20, residents flee homes

admin   •   July 24, 2018

  At least 20 people died and more than 100 were injured on Monday (July 23) as a wildfire swept through a small resort town in eastern Greece with many...

Japanese find ways to beat the heatwave as temperatures hit record highs

admin   •   July 24, 2018

  Over 200 people in Yokohama’s Chinatown splashed water on streets and pavements in the hopes of providing some relief from the heat as temperatures nationwide rose to record highs...

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi – welfare organisation

admin   •   May 22, 2018

  A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday (May 22), amid fears the...

Australian bushfires destroy buildings during heatwave

admin   •   January 8, 2018

Bushfires destroyed buildings and threatened lives as a heatwave hit three Australian states with temperatures in excess of 40 degree Celsius on Saturday. Several structures were burning on Saturday afternoon...

Anger rises as India swelters under record heatwave

admin   •   June 13, 2014

(Reuters) – Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over the government’s failure to provide...

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