Thursday, 27 July 2017

Extreme weather - 07/26/2017

Tropical Iceland; A new warm record of 27.7°C (82°F) was recorded in Fnjoskadalur Iceland yesterday any temp over 25 deg C is considered tropical

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26 July, 2017


Iceland is experiencing a summer heat wave this week, with temperatures rising over 25°C (77°F) for the first time since 2013, RUV reports.

A season high of 27.7°C (82°F) was recorded yesterday in Fnjoskadalur, in Northeast Iceland.

It has not been this hot in Iceland since Agust 2012, when it reached 27°C in the Eastern fishing village of Eskifjorbur.

The average temperature in Iceland during July and August is 10°C (50°F). 

Between 2014 and 2016, temperatures never rose above 25°C, but this year has been hotter-particularly in the northeast. Today's forecast is for sunny weather throughout the country and temperatures ranging between 13 and 25°C (55.4 and 77°F).

Thousands evacuated as France struggles to battle wildfires


More than 12,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in France after properties were at risk of being damaged by raging wildfires.

Thousands of emergency workers are struggling to put out flames on Cote d'Azur with the help of helicopters and planes.


Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Bormes-les-Mimosas, one of the worst affected villages.



Montana Blaze Rages as California Crews Gain Ground on Wildfire



The biggest U.S. wildfire torched buildings and parched grassland forcing evacuations in eastern Montana, The two-blaze Lodgepole Complex, the biggest wildfire in the United States currently, was only 5 percent contained on Monday while California firefighters gained ground on a massive blaze in the Detwiler Fire.
The 215 firefighters have had to rely on bulldozers and harrows to plow fire breaks since water alone cannot put out the flames. The fires are driven by high temperatures, lack of rain and gusty winds, said Tim Engrav, a spokesman for the firefighter command center. The Lodgepole and Detwiler fires are among the 38 large U.S. wildfires, the coordination center said.

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