VANCOUVER — British Columbia didn’t quite live up to pre-Canada Day predictions of all-time record shattering heat, but while the mark for the highest-ever Canadian temperature was not reached over the long weekend, the sizzling weather fried many local records.
In all, Environment Canada lists 15 new heat records set on Canada Day in communities from the south coast to the north and southeastern corners of B-C.
By James Roemer:
China Bakes, while Grain Market Will Still Follow US Weather
A Red Alert Continues for Parts of China. Call it Global Warming, Climate Change, whatever, but the heat wave in China is shattering records with many regions around Shanghai and the Yangtze River consistently over 100 degrees. The record heat may have some negative implications on certain sectors of the Chinese Economy, this quarter. Power shortages may be more common.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that after a day-long search in heat-scorched Ventana Canyon they had recovered the body of 33-year-old Marcus Turowski. He was one of three men from Germany who set off hiking over the weekend, only one of whom returned alive.
A few days ago, a video of a woman cooking eggs on the floor outside her home in Karimnagar, Telangana, went viral, evoking shock and amusement in equal parts. The video may or may not be authentic, but it speaks of the debilitating heat wave gripping parts of India. Titlagarh and Bhubaneswar, in Odisha, at 47.5 degree Celsius and 45.8 degree Celsius, respectively, have recorded their hottest April days this year and so has Ananthapuram in Andhra Pradesh, at 44.9 degree Celsius, according to Skymet Weather Services.
Record-breaking temperatures have been searing large swaths of China, resulting in dozens of heat-related deaths and prompting authorities to issue a national alert. As CNN reports, people are packing into swimming pools or taking refuge in caves in their attempts to escape the fierce temperatures. Local governments are resorting to cloud-seeding technology to try to bring rain to millions of acres of parched farmland.
As New Orleans battles historic floods, the heat wave gripping the Tri-State area continued on Sunday, with the temperature at JFK airport hitting a high of 95F degrees, setting a new daily record and eclipsing the old record high of 93F set in 2003. When accounting for humidity, the heat index rose to as high as 105 to 110 degrees in some spots.
TORONTO —Southern Ontario will be hit by a heat wave this week, giving fans of humid weather what will likely be their first and last stretch of above seasonal temperatures this summer.
Environment Canada has issued heat warning for Southern Ontario. Daytime highs in Toronto are expected to be in excess of 32 C for three days in a row.
Forecasters called for more supercharged temperatures Sunday as a heat wave gripped the Southwest, leaving one man dead and another hospitalized in serious condition in heat-aggravated incidents in this sunbaked city.
Temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of a record, while Phoenix baked in 119 degrees. Large swaths of California sweltered under extreme heat warnings, which are expected to last into Tuesday night – and maybe even longer.
A record heat wave has sent more than 40 people to hospitals in Las Vegas and prompted special protection for wild horses and the cancellation of a marathon elsewhere in Nevada. Authorities say some 30 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas were hospitalized on Friday afternoon for heat-related injuries when temperatures soared to 115 and tied the city's record for the date set in 1994.