Latest Heat waves News

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on relatives and...

Temperature in Phoenix spikes to hottest of the year

Jul. 16, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The temperature in Phoenix hit a whopping 115 degrees Tuesday, making it the city's hottest day so far this year. The scorching weather prompted an excessive heat warning earlier in the day from the National Weather Service. It was in effect until 8 p.m. Forecasters were urging people to...

The Latest: Phoenix reaches hottest temperature of the year

Jul. 16, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on high temperatures in Phoenix (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Phoenix is having its hottest day of the year. The National Weather Service in Phoenix confirmed on social media Tuesday afternoon that the city's high temperature has hit 115 degrees. The sweltering conditions prompted...

Alaskans put away jackets, get out sunscreen amid heat wave

Jul. 5, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heat wave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities completed a fifth week of above-normal temperatures, including a record high...

June was Europe's hottest on record as climate change bites

Jul. 2, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — As Europe's heat wave shifted eastward Tuesday, delivering scorching temperatures to Serbia and the rest of the Balkans, new data showed that last month set a new June record for the continent. Measurements collected by the European Union's Copernicus satellite program revealed...

Heat wave brings Germany new June high for 2nd time in days

Jun. 30, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has recorded a new high temperature for June just days after an early summer heat wave toppled a 72-year-old record German meteorological service DWD said the central town of Bad Kreuznach reached at least 38.9 degrees Celsius (102 F) on Sunday. A later reading showed the mercury...

Spain: Major wildfire contained but heat wave remains a risk

Jun. 29, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say they have contained a major wildfire in the northeastern Catalonia region. But they warn that wind and temperatures forecast to remain around 40 C (104 F) could give the blaze fresh impetus Saturday. Miquel Buch, the regional interior minister, says the fire is close...

Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Jun. 28, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women's World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of the French heat wave. And the teams aren't happy. The Netherlands even asked FIFA to shift...

France fries: Record heat hits tourists, schools, hospitals

Jun. 28, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of schools were closed, outdoor events canceled and volunteers were visiting the elderly at home as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. Several people have died around the continent in incidents that authorities are linking to the...

Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

Jun. 28, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern Spain amid a heat wave. Authorities said more than 700 firefighters, eight helicopters and six water-dropping...