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Caldor fire: crews battling California blaze face rising temperatures

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Spiking temperatures and increasing winds on Sunday added to the challenges faced by firefighters battling blazes across northern California, including the huge Caldor fire, which continued its march toward the Lake T...

Record run of warm weather for Sydney as Australia sees above average temperatures

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Sydney has counted its 15th consecutive day above 20C – its longest winter stretch since records began. Monday’s forecast temperature of 27C would be, if reached, the New South Wales capital’s hottest August day since...

Deadly heat: how rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal

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William Martínez, who as a child worked on a sugarcane plantation in rural Nicaragua, learned the hard way what many in the US and Canada are now realising: that rising temperatures are costing lives and livelihoods. ...

US west heatwave: 31 million people brace for record-breaking temperatures

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More than 31 million people across the US west and south-west are bracing for a brutal heatwave that could bring triple-digit temperatures this weekend, with authorities warning that records could be broken in many re...

Temperatures rising – Inside the 9 July Guardian Weekly

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Last week’s searing temperatures in North America’s Pacific north-west were more than just another heatwave. The 49.6C registered in the tiny British Columbian town of Lytton was not simply the hottest temperature on ...

Canada heatwave: dozens dead as searing plus-40C temperatures grip west

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A searing heatwave that settled over western Canada for several days has been blamed for helping to cause the deaths of dozens of people in the Vancouver area. With a new record temperature for Canada of 47.9C (118F) ...

The ‘heat dome’ explained: why the Pacific north-west is facing record temperatures

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The Pacific north-west, known for its moderate climate, is experiencing a record heatwave. The temperatures have driven crowds to the region’s beaches, pools and air-conditioned hotels, as residents in a region with f...

Trillions of brood X cicadas move closer to emergence as soil temperatures rise

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Brood X, otherwise known as the great cicada hatching of 2021, is drawing closer as soil temperatures in some parts of America move closer to 64% – the trigger, according to scientists, for trillions of the insects to...

Nasa scientists find unlikely tool as rising temperatures bleach corals: a phone app

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Less than 1% of the ocean floor consists of coral reefs. But more than one-quarter of marine animals live in them. With rising temperatures bleaching corals across oceans, Nasa scientists turn to an unlikely tool: a s...

UK weather: areas hit by 11cm snow and -4C temperatures

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Any hedgehogs, dormice or badgers thinking of emerging from hibernation probably took one look at the thermometer on Tuesday morning and snuggled right back into their beds. Shiveringly cold temperatures, as low as -4...

Snow forecast for Easter Monday as UK temperatures fall

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Snow could hit parts of Britain over the Easter bank holiday weekend, including in the south-west of England, forecasters have said. Northern Scotland could have 15cm (6in) of snow in higher areas by Easter Monday, bu...

UK records warmest March day in 53 years with 24.5C temperatures

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More warm weather predicted before mercury dips in time for Easter weekendThe UK recorded its warmest March day in 53 years on Tuesday as temperatures rose above 24C, with the Met Office predicting they could get clos...