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Oymyakon, Russia, commonly regarded as the world’s coldest inhabited location, is not living up to its title.

On Tuesday, the town reached a high of 88.8 degrees Fahrenheit (31.6 degrees Celsius), the warmest it has ever been in June. The previous three days have been similarly hot in Oymyakon, with temperatures hitting 86 degrees Fahrenheit.”

https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/46564/20210630/oymakon-russia-the-coldest-inhabited-place-on-earth-is-experiencing-drastic-temperature-rise.htm


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Kolyma highway in Siberia, also known as the Road of Bones is on fire and temporarily shut… More than 2,000 people are deployed in extinguishing wildfires raging around Russia’s coldest inhabited territory, Yakutia, now in the third year of extremely intense season of wildfires.

The first of them ignited as early as the beginning of May right outside the world-famous Pole of Cold, the village of Oymyakon in northeastern Yakutia known for its record low temperatures.”

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/kolyma-highway-in-yakutia-also-known-as-the-road-of-bones-is-on-fire-and-temporarily-shut/


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Hot of the press: June 2021 was the warmest on record in Finland

“The previous record, set in June 1953, was exceeded by 0.3 degrees.

“June 2020 is now the 3rd warmest.”

https://twitter.com/mikarantane/status/1410538200498589698


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Germany braces for more storms and torrential rain

The news comes at the end of a month that’s been continually blighted by extreme weather, including both scorching heats and unusually heavy rainfall… In addition, while the northeastern regions of Germany experienced droughts and forest fires…”

https://www.thelocal.de/20210630/germany-braces-for-more-storms-and-extreme-weather/


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Greece bakes in 43C heat [109.4F with people told to stay indoors and attractions closed.

“People have been told to stay inside if possible while air conditioned halls have been made available to the homeless, elderly and other vulnerable sections of the population.”

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/01/greece-bakes-in-43c-heat-with-people-told-to-stay-indoors-and-attractions-closed-14860302/


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Mediterranean heatwave: Malta beat its June record for the 3rd time in few days on 30th June. with 41.5C [106.7F]. This after having its highest Min. ever.

Italy had its first 45C of 2021 with 45.0C [113F] at Noto, Sicily. In Tunisia incredible two consecutive Tmins above 35C at Tataouine (35.0C and 35.5C).”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1410265041685856258


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Tunisia again ! After the record minimum temperatures above 35C (two in a row !), today 30th June Tozeur with 48.7C [119.7F] recorded the highest temperature ever in Tunisia in June, beating the 48.3C at Mahdia of June 2003.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1410307210702462976


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Turkey’s biggest lake under risk due to drought: Experts.

Drought caused by climate change and the decrease in precipitation have affected the basin of Lake Van, the water sources, agriculture and animal husbandry in the region, experts have warned. “Heat rose, while precipitation decreased in the last decade,” Faruk Alaeddinoğlu, a professor from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University explained…”

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-biggest-lake-under-risk-due-to-drought-experts-165936


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Heatwave in Iraq causes mass power outages, brings local governments to standstill

“Baghdad… decided on Wednesday to authorize governors to shut down governments in all provinces where temperatures have reached or exceeded 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), with the exception of “security, health, and service departments and institutions.””

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/story/24886-Heatwave-in-Iraq-causes-mass-power-outages,-brings-local-governments-to-standstill


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Record-breaking Kuwaiti heatwave triggers inadvisable TikTok expletive outburst… A man has been arrested in Kuwait for allegedly insulting the weather on social media app TikTok…

“Many citizens of the diminutive desert nation are probably sympathetic to his plight, however, as Kuwait recently underwent a heatwave possibly unprecedented in recorded history.

https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/30/kuwait_weather/


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IMD says severe heatwave to continue for four or five days in this part of India [NW].

“India Meteorological Department (IMD) has project that severe heatwave in northwest part of the country will continue for another 4-5 days. Delaying any chances of respite, it will be another week before monsoon progresses in this part of India.”

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/imd-says-severe-heatwave-to-continue-for-next-4-5-days-in-this-part-of-india-11625129162642.html


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Massive fire breaks out in forest at Jammu’s Rajouri, firefighting ops on.

“A massive forest fire broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri on Friday, officials said adding that firefighting operations are underway. Preliminary visuals showed clouds of smoke billowing from the Kuldabbi area, where the fire was reported.”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/massive-fire-breaks-out-in-forest-at-jammu-s-rajouri-firefighting-ops-on-101625201278110.html


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Chinese city battered by storm… “Buildings are destroyed and trees uprooted as heavy winds hit Jinan, Shandong Province, China. June 30th 2021.”

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpBaimeEPyY


28,500 ordered to evacuate as storms lash Japan prefecture. Authorities in the central Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka have ordered the evacuation of more than 28,500 residents due to the threat of floods and landslides amid heavy rainfall, reported the Sputnik news agency, quoting the NHK broadcaster today.”

http://www.uniindia.com/over-28-500-people-to-be-evacuated-in-central-japan-over-heavy-rainfall-reports/world/news/2436453.html


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Fire season intensifies in the Brazilian Amazon, feeding off deforestation.

“Twenty-four major fires have burned in the Brazilian Amazon so far this year, all of them set on land previously deforested in 2020, until this week when the first major blaze was set on land cleared in 2021.”

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/07/fire-season-intensifies-in-the-brazilian-amazon-feeding-off-deforestation/


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South America Cold Spell: Historic low temperatures on 30 June in some areas of Bolivia and Paraguay. Some records broken:

“-Pozo Hondo -7.4C lowest temp. in June in Paraguay

-Nueva Asuncion -5.4C previous -5.0C 18-7-1975

-Base Aerea Jara -2.8C previous -1.4C 29-6-1996.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1410417824573669377


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Phoenix’s dry heat also sets record for hottest June ever.

” It may be a dry heat, but Phoenix’s sizzling weather last month set a record for the hottest June in the city’s history. National Weather Service meteorologists said the average temperature in Phoenix over the course of last month was 95.3 degrees Fahrenheit (35.1 Celsius).”

https://apnews.com/article/az-state-wire-phoenix-c4c2852c4eded22d2b98bdf5afa31a94


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“They’re Gonna Die”: Drought Dooms Trout in Colorado’s Dolores River—and Probably Beyond.

“State officials expect “total mortality” of the trout population in at least half of the Lower Dolores tailwater. They also expect similar problems region-wide.”

https://www.fieldandstream.com/fishing/drought-conditions-killing-trout-dolores-river/


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Explosive Growth of Toxic Algae Threatens Water Supplies Across US.

“With a vast portion of the United States coping with exceptional drought this summer, conditions are ripe in many places for harmful algal blooms, bringing additional threats to already-stressed water systems and increased health risks for communities.”

https://truthout.org/articles/explosive-growth-of-toxic-algae-threatens-water-supplies-across-us/


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Whirlpool Spotted in Southwest Utah Amid Flash Floods.

“A whirlpool formed on a street in Springdale, Utah, as the region was hit by flash flooding… Among the areas impacted worst was Zion National Park, which was forced to close.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/whirlpool-spotted-southwest-utah-amid-045541067.html


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Wildfires grow in northern California with smoke plumes visible from space.

“Hundreds of firefighters are battling in high heat against several wildfires in the forests of far northern California, where the flames have already forced many communities to evacuate.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/01/california-wildfires-lava-salt-fire-smoke


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Unprecedented, unbelievable, unsettling: what the heatwave feels like in Seattle

“Neighborhood streets, which normally would be filled with the sounds of children laughing and playing, have become ghost towns. Parks are deserted. Trailheads are empty.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/01/unprecedented-unbelievable-unsettling-what-the-heatwave-feels-like-in-seattle


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Heatwave causing ‘biggest glacier melt in Washington state in a century’… ‘I think this is definitely unprecedented. We’re going to set a lot of records,’ says water expert

“Milky, sandy water has been reported running into Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists say it could be rocks and minerals from melting glaciers.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/heatwave-heat-melt-us-canada-washington-glacier-b1876590.html


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Lytton fire: Residents unaccounted for; most of B.C. village [which has been Canada’s hottest ever location for the past three days] destroyed, officials say.

“After a dangerous fire forced all residents of a small B.C. village to evacuate their homes Wednesday evening, the province’s solicitor general says some people are still unaccounted for.”

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/lytton-fire-residents-unaccounted-for-most-of-b-c-village-destroyed-officials-say-1.5493293


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‘Last Ice Area’ in the Arctic may not survive climate change… Even the thickest, oldest Arctic sea ice is disappearing as Earth heats up…

“…global warming may threaten the region more than prior climate models suggested.”

https://www.livescience.com/arctic-last-ice-area-melting.html


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The United Nations on Thursday recognised a new record high temperature for the Antarctic continent, confirming a reading of 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit) made last year.

“The record heat was reached at Argentina’s Esperanza research station on the Antarctic Peninsula on February 6, 2020, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization said.”

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210701-un-confirms-18-3c-record-heat-in-antarctica


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Biblical drought has left people ‘eating ash and shoe leather’ in Madagascar. Four years of back-to-back droughts have left the southern part of the country in an increasingly desperate situation

“Veteran aid workers say the situation on the Indian Ocean island is the worst they have ever seen, with locals taking increasingly desperate measures in a bid to stave off hunger.”

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/01/starving-people-in-madagascar-eating-ash-during-worst-drought-in-decades-14858844/


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How the ripple effects of extreme weather events will impact the systems that keep our world running

“The ripple effects caused by extreme weather events are what will multiply the stresses and strains on the systems that keep our world running.”

https://news.sky.com/story/how-the-ripple-effects-of-extreme-weather-events-will-impact-the-systems-that-keep-our-world-running-12345691


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