“A heatwave set to hit Britain this week could beat the all-time temperature record for July, forecasters say…
“The current highest July temperature since records began in 1910 is 36.7C recorded at Heathrow on July 1, 2015.”
“Temperatures could exceed 38C in some parts of the Bundesrepublik this week during a record fourth summer heat wave. On Thursday temperatures around Germany will spike to up 38C – reigning in the fourth heat wave of the summer. …
““That is not normal anymore,” said Mojib Latif…”
“France will ask the European Commission to bring forward the payment of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) of subsidies to help farmers cope with a hot spell that hurt crops and pasture, with more damage feared this week, the farm minister said on Monday. Hot weather in France this week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors over the past months, including nuclear power generation and farming…”
“About 1,800 firefighters have been struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have injured 20 people, including eight firefighters.
“The fires broke out on Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, about 125 miles (200km) north-east of Lisbon, Portugal’s civil protection agency said.”
“The World Food Program warns 1.9 million Mozambicans battered by two devastating cyclones earlier this year are at risk of severe food shortages without urgent international assistance.
“Hundreds of people were killed, tens of thousands made homeless and livelihoods lost when Cyclones Idai and Kenneth hit Mozambique with devastating force in March and April.”
“Officials say dozens of people have died in a thunderstorm that struck the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh [India].
“State disaster relief official Sandhya says that lightning on Sunday killed 33 people and injured 13 more.”
“The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas…
“Heavy rains and overflowing rivers swamped vast swathes of eastern India more than week ago.”
“At least four hikers were killed when heavy rainstorm caused floods in China on Monday, local media reported.
“A group of 285 hikers from three tourist groups got trapped after the downfall started around 3pm on Sunday (0700) Sunday GMT) in China’s eastern Jiangxi province, Xinhua news reported.”
“Authorities issued an evacuation order to tens of thousands of residents in western Japan on Sunday (July 21) as torrential rain lashed the region.
“Forecasters warned of mudslides, flooding and swollen rivers on the island of Kyushu and the Chugoku region, as Typhoon Danas, which was moving over the Korean Peninsula, dropped record-breaking rain on some parts of western Japan.”
“Pictures show the scale of the smoke in major population centres from the raging wildfires with the cause seen mainly as out-of-control forest fires in Krasnoyarsk region, the second largest in Russia.
“In Krasnoyarsk city, residents have been told by health officials to go outside only if really necessary.”
“Fears over melting glaciers are also fuelling a tourism boom in Alaska, with visitors flocking to the region to see the spectacular formations in their current glory.
“Rising summer temperatures in recent years have contributed to the rapid decline of a number of storied glaciers, as well as making them harder for travellers to access.”
“Two years after wildfires killed the pigs on his family farms in British Columbia, Scott Kellington is still coming to terms with the destruction. This particular fire had come from the north, its towering flames whipped into a terrible ferocity by strong winds and sustained by the 40C heat.”
““Every time we think we catch a break, it’s just another issue we have to solve,” Adam Jones, a 28-year-old organic farmer from Illinois, told CNBC. “It seems like it never stops.”
““This year, there are farmers who are the first in their family for three generations to not grow crops on their fields,” he continued.”
“About 195.7 million people were under an excessive heat watch or warning or a heat advisory Friday, according to the National Weather Service with alerts stretching from New Mexico to Maine.
“Record-breaking highs were recorded in at least four cities, including El Paso, Texas…”
“The Gulf of Mexico just had its hottest June since the federal government began keeping records 110 years ago, according to a new report on global land and ocean temperatures from American scientists…
“The June sea surface temperature, measured by buoys, ships and satellites, was more than 2 degrees warmer than average.”
“Of the many recent temperature anomalies, perhaps the most remarkable was in the Canadian Arctic community of Alert, Nunavut, which reached 21ºC on July 14th…
“According Karsten Haustein, a climate scientist at the University of Oxford, temperature calculations indicate that, if current trends continue, this July will top the current record for highest monthly average, set back in 2017. “
“Parts of the far northern region saw temperatures more common to southern beach resorts.
“In North Siberia, along the coast of the Laptev Sea, heat brought average temperatures for the month up to 8 degrees Celsius above normal, information from Russia’s meteorological institute Roshydromet shows.”
“The Matterhorn, the snow-flecked Queen of the Alps used in advertising as a symbol of permanence, is cracking as the permafrost at its core starts to thaw and its ice covering retreats…
“The plight of the Matterhorn, the range’s most photographed peak, shows the effect of climate change on the Alps.”