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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Heatwave

This year
Firefighters battle 'out of control' Tenerife wildfire that has burned through 5,500 acres
Five villages have been evacuated as firefighters have rushed to try and get the fire under control.
American and British scouts abandon jamboree in South Korea due to heatwave
An extreme heatwave has seen hundreds of scouts fall ill, forcing the government to deploy military doctors,
Iran orders two-day holiday due to extreme temperatures
In recent days cities and towns in Iran saw temperatures of up to 50C.
What impact will the European heatwave have on Irish supermarket shelves?
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
‘When the soil becomes too hot, the plant isn’t going to grow, it’s actually going to die.’
Larry Donnelly: Why is it that political will is lagging behind climate chaos?
Our columnist examines recent record temperatures across the globe and attitudes toward climate change in the US.
Resorts evacuated as blaze rages out of control on Greek island of Rhodes amid heatwave
More than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines were operating on the ground.
Nasa climatologist says July likely to be hottest month on record
Gavin Schmidt said the trend of extreme heat is unmistakable.
Firefighters across Europe rush to Greece as gruelling Mediterranean heatwave takes toll
New evacuations were ordered today as wildfires raged near the Greek capital.
'Like opening an oven': Irish people in European heatwave recount 'unrelenting' heat
A report by
Lauren Boland
European countries have been hit over the last week by the Cerberus heatwave, with temperatures in the high 30s and 40s.
‘Fundamentally unhealthy’: No, you wouldn't choose 40 degrees over a rainy day in Ireland
‘Forty degrees makes it uncomfortable just to sit or lie down, let alone to do anything meaningful,’ said climatologist Peter Thorne.
High temperature records set to be broken as much of Europe prepares for heatwave peak
Health authorities have sounded alarms from North America to Europe and Asia, urging people to stay hydrated and shelter from the burning sun.
Cerberus heatwave: Forest fires in Greece as temperatures reach new highs
China today said the mercury hit 52.2 degrees in the northwest over the weekend, setting a record for mid-July.
In Japan, authorities issued heatstroke alerts for tens of millions of people in 20 of its 47 prefectures.
California's Death Valley, often among the hottest places on Earth, reached a near-record 52 degrees yesterday afternoon.
Temperatures are likely to hit 40 degrees in Rome today and 42-43 degrees tomorrow.
Tens of millions battling dangerously high temperatures as record heatwaves sweep the world
Record heat forecasts have impacted parts of the US, Europe and Asia.
Athens Acropolis closes at hottest hours as Greece hit with heatwave
Temperatures reached 39 degrees in Athens yesterday, and parts of the country could see highs as much as 44 degrees today.
Heatwave named after mythological monster brings scorching temperatures to southern Europe
Globally, the beginning of July was already the hottest week of modern records.
Met Éireann: Ireland set to hit hottest June on record
Met Eireann said that persistently warm days and nights resulted in the record-breaking month.
People urged to stay indoors as Beijing and parts of northern China sizzles amid 40C heatwave
The mercury topped 40C in the Chinese capital for the third consecutive day, experts said.
Spain swelters in ‘unbearable’ heatwave as drought drives up olive oil prices
Health officials are considering bringing in a heat prevention plan two weeks early.
Spain hit by unusually early heatwave as record-breaking temperatures expected
Experts have warned of the high risk of wildfires and farmers have said the heatwave is killing their crops.
Last year
Status Orange: Met Éireann upgrades thunderstorm warning for Ireland
The warning comes into effect at 3pm today.
Carlow hits 31.7 degrees to provisionally break Ireland's all-time August high temperature record
The mercury hit 30.5 degrees in Carlow yesterday.
Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave
Before the festival began organisers announced that the goat would have a fan in its cage during its three days in its cage.
Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave
Met Éireann said this week will be sunny and dry for the most part across the country.
Greek firefighters continue to battle major wildfires amid heatwave
Temperatures were set to rise to 42 degrees Celsius in some regions.
Number of casualties and houses destroyed in fires across London unknown
Two “large-scale” incidents took place in Upminster and the village of Wennington, east London today.
Ireland records hottest temperature in 135 years as Dublin hits a record 33°C
This temperature is second only to the record of 33.3°C measured in June 1887.
The temperature in Phoenix Park is second only to the record of 33.3°C measured in Kilkenny Castle in June 1887.
Today's high of 33°C is the highest ever recorded temperature nationally for July and the highest ever recorded in Dublin.
The public have been warned that there is a significant risk of heat stress and heat exhaustion.
UK's Johnson went on country weekend instead of attending emergency heatwave briefing
The revelation comes as Penny Mordaunt fends off criticism in her bid to replace Johnson.
Concerns raised for homeless population amid warnings of 'exceptionally' high temperatures next week
Major worries for rough sleepers include sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
10,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage pine forests in south-west France
One of the fires is in woodlands just south of the resort town of Arcachon.
Britain facing record temperatures as public warned of widespread disruption
Temperatures could break a record of 38.7C as the heatwave continues.
Portugal battles forest fires amid heatwave
The fires have been burning in several areas since Thursday, destroying at least two homes.
Heatwave follows flooding in China as changing weather patterns wreak havoc
Troubling weather patterns worldwide have ‘all the hallmarks of climate change’, say scientists.
Europe heatwaves: Ireland unlikely to see 40+ degrees 'anytime soon', climate expert says
Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
Heatwaves occurring earlier in the year can be expected with climate change.
But Ireland will not see the intense heat of 40+ degrees "anytime soon", an expert said.
Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave
The worst damage was in Spain’s Zamora province, but three villages in Germany had to be evacuated because of an approaching blaze.
European countries prepare for blistering weekend heatwave
Temperatures had already nudged over 40 degrees Celsius in parts of France yesterday.
Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
Temperature warnings are in place for most of the country with highs of more than 40 degrees, an unusual sight for June.
Temperatures start to ease in Spain after hitting unusual highs for May
However, the national forecaster has warned that the risk of fires remains high in many areas.
Spain experiences extreme temperatures in early summer heatwave
Temperatures are expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave
“It’s like fire burning all around,” said labourer Shafi Mohammad, who is from a village where residents struggle to find drinking water.
Early heatwave hits India and Pakistan as temperatures hit 45C causing rubbish dumps to burn
Heatwaves have killed over 6,500 people in India since 2010.