Latest Heat waves News

Spain heats up under 1st heatwave of the year as Southern Europe swelters

Jul. 18, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain sweated under its first official heatwave of the year with temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees Celcius (104 Fahrenheit) in a large swathe of the country on Thursday, while Italy, Greece and other areas of southern Europe also struggled to stay cool. ...

Greece shuts Acropolis, 2 firefighters killed in Italy as southern Europe swelters in a heat wave

Jul. 18, 2024 04:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A heat wave across southern Europe forced authorities in Greece to close the Acropolis Wednesday for several hours and two firefighters died while putting out a fire in the Basilicata region in southern Italy, Italian authorities said. Italy added Palermo,...

Power restored at overcrowded California prison after outage amid heat wave

Jul. 16, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Power was restored Tuesday at an overcrowded California men's prison that ran on emergency generator power for three days following a major electrical outage amid a heat wave. The problem was fixed shortly after 2 p.m. at California State Prison, Solano,...

Things to know about heat deaths as a dangerously hot summer shapes up in the western US

Jul. 13, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A dangerously hot summer is shaping up in the U.S. West, with heat suspected in dozens of recent deaths, including retirees in Oregon, a motorcyclist in Death Valley, California and a 10-year-old boy who collapsed while hiking with his family on a Phoenix trail. ...

New heat wave in Greece expected to last at least a week. North Macedonia also swelters

Jul. 12, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Friday warned of an impending weeklong heat wave during the summer tourist season, with a high risk of dangerous wildfires, as much of southern Europe sweltered under high temperatures. The ministry for civil protection and climate change...

Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid protracted heat wave

Jul. 12, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Western states warned of the rising risk of wildfires amid a protracted heat wave that has dried out the landscape while setting temperature records and putting lives at risk. Forecasters, meanwhile, said Thursday that some relief was due by the weekend. ...

'It's hell outside': Sizzling heat wave in parts of southern and central Europe prompts alerts

Jul. 11, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Weather alerts, forest fires, melting pavement in cities: A sizzling heat wave has sent temperatures in parts of central and southern Europe soaring toward 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some places. From Italy to Romania, authorities warned people...

Las Vegas hits record of fifth consecutive day of 115 degrees or greater as heat wave scorches US

Jul. 10, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas baked Wednesday in its record fifth consecutive day of temperatures sizzling at 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46.1 Celsius) or greater amid a lengthening hot spell that is expected to broil much of the U.S. into the weekend. The temperature climbed to 115...

Tourists still flock to Death Valley amid searing US heat wave blamed for several deaths

Jul. 09, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Europeans touring the American West and adventurers from around the U.S. are still being drawn to Death Valley National Park, even though the desolate region known as one of the Earth’s hottest places is being punished by a dangerous heat wave blamed for...

The heat has affected my garden for good (tall tomatoes) and bad (tick alert)

Jul. 09, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

With much of the U.S. sweltering through heat waves, gardeners are seeing some dramatic changes. I’ve noticed them in my suburban New York garden, where the temperature this week has been exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with a “feels like” rating of nearly 10 degrees hotter,...