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In this handout photo provided by Olga Burtseva, children play in the Krugloe lake outside Verkhoyansk, the Sakha Republic, about 4660 kilometers (2900 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 21, 2020. A Siberian town that endures the world's widest temperature range has recorded a new high amid a hear wave that is contributing to severe forest fires. Russia's meteorological service said the thermometer hit 38 Celsius (100.4 F) on Saturday in Verkhoyansk, in the Sakha Republic about 4660 kilometers (2900 miles) northeast of Moscow. (Olga Burtseva via AP)

UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia

Jun. 23, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency is investigating media reports suggesting a new record high temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Arctic Circle amid a heatwave and prolonged wildfires in eastern Siberia. The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday that...

California simmers in spring heat wave, raising fire concern

Jun. 9, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California simmered in a spring heat wave Tuesday as high pressure cleared skies and pushed away cooling influences. “June Gloom? Not today,” the National Weather Service office for San Francisco and Monterey said on social media. The unusual lack of the seasonal marine...

New Mexico officials issue warning ahead of near record heat

Jun. 5, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are warning residents and visitors of the potential for heat-related illnesses as forecasters predict more near record temperatures. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque is reporting that Friday will be another hot day with a few communities in...

Relief stations opened in Phoenix area due to excessive heat

Jun. 2, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Salvation Army activated 12 heat-relief stations across metro Phoenix on Tuesday as forecasters warned of excessive heat that could be dangerous. The Salvation Army said the relief stations would be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Apache Junction,...

With City of Phoenix staffers helping, in red at left, patrons get on an express bus set up by the city to take people to a heat relief station inside the Phoenix Convention Center as temperatures climb to 112-degrees Friday, May 29, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

May. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. A 48,000-square-foot (4,459-square-meters) hall of the...

An Indian man selling earthen pots beneath a bridge drinks water in Ahmedabad, India, Thursday, May 28, 2020. India faced scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades on Thursday as authorities prepared for the end of a months-long coronavirus lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Virus, heat wave and locusts form perfect storm in India

May. 28, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As if the coronavirus wasn't enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end of a monthslong lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day. This triple disaster drew biblical comparisons and...

Salvation Army opens heat relief stations in metro Phoenix

May. 27, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Salvation Army on Wednesday opened heat relief stations across metro Phoenix as forecasters say temperatures will reach as high as 112 degrees in some desert areas by Friday. The National Weather Service said an excessive heat warning will be in effect through late Sunday. Forecasters...

Excessive heat warning in Vegas; record highs at Reno, Tahoe

May. 27, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A heat wave is continuing across the entire state of Nevada, where new record highs have been set at Lake Tahoe and Reno and more records are in jeopardy through Friday from Las Vegas to Elko. Dangerously hot conditions for late May have triggered an excessive heat warning effective...

A vendor drinks water on a summer day in Jammu, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Many northern cities in India are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).  (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Northern India wilts under crippling heat wave

May. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India braces for a hotter than usual summer, many cities in the country's north are reeling under an intense heat wave with the temperatures on Wednesday crossing a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperatures in northern India are the highest that the country...

Heat wave to hit the Southwest

May. 26, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Southwest will experience a heat wave and possibly record-breaking temperatures starting Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Albuquerque, New Mexico, predicts dangerously hot weather starting on Wednesday. In Arizona, the temperature on Wednesday could...