Tuesday, 10 July 2018

More on the global heatwave


70 people have died in Quebec due to heat as the planet recovers from record smashing global heatwave which shocked the experts

 



10 July, 2018

Health authorities say up to 70 people may have died in Quebec as a result of heat-related complications since the beginning of an early July heat wave that saw temperatures climb to more than 40 C with the humidex.

Temperatures have since cooled off across the province and a spokesperson with Quebec's Public Health Department says Monday it would no longer be giving updates on heat-related deaths because "the situation is back to normal."
 
Most of the deaths occurred in Montreal, with 34 cases reported to authorities.
 
The city's morgue became so overcrowded during the heat wave that it partnered with a funeral home, where it sent bodies for storage
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Montreal's public health official says the majority of people who died in the city during the heat wave were over 60 and suffered from chronic illnesses.
 
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says no patients died in government-run health-care centres.

Global Heatwave

Meanwhile, temperature records worldwide were shattered by an unusual global heatwave in late June and early July 2018.

According to the Daily Mail,  stifling heat cracked roads and buckled roofs across Britain, as Motherwell hit the highest temperature ever recorded in Scotland at 91.8°F (33.2°C).

The previous record was 91.2°F (32.9°C) set in August 2003 at Greycrook.
Glasgow had its hottest day on record, hitting 89.4°F (31.9°C).

In Ireland, on June 28 Belfast also reached a record high, as it hit 85.1°F (29.5°C).

Shannon also hit its own record at 89.6°F (32°C).

In Northern Ireland, Castlederg hit 86.2°F (30.1°C) on June 29, its record highest.
 
In Canada, Montreal smashed its previous record for the hottest temperature, as readings showed 97.9 °F (36.6°C)

Ottawa posted its most extreme combination of heat and humidity on July 1.
Meanwhile, in the US, Denver, the Colorado state capital, tied its all-time high-temperature record of 105°F (40°C) on June 28

Burlington, in Vermont, set its all-time warmest low temperature ever, recording a low of 80°F (27°C) within the 24 hour period on July 2.
Above a school playground in Alkmaar Holland after 50 days without rainfall, the green area is artificial grass.

Whilst the islands in Western Europe smouldered in its own heatwave, Eurasia was baking as well.

Yerevan, in the previously Soviet state of Armenia, saw temperatures soar to 107.6°F (42°C).

Russia, the host country of the World Cup this year, is also in the midst of a heatwave and several spots across the south of the world's largest country either matched or exceeded their warmest June temperatures.

In the Middle-Eastern nation of Oman, the lowest temperature for 24 hours on June 28 was 108.7°F (42.6°C) in the coastal city of Quriyat's.

These fantastical numbers come just months after Pakistan posted the hottest temperature ever seen on Earth

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