Temperatures have been exceptionally high the past few days and the people across the Northern Hemisphere have been feeling it big time. From Scotland to the US temperatures are really rising.
Thousands have been forced to leave their homes in California and plenty are without power as this heatwave prompts a high electricity demand and wildfires rage. The temperature at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) actually reached 111 degrees on the 6th and thus surpassed the previous record of 109. This being a record set well before the 2000s.
Most of Southwest California was under red flag warning from the 6th until this weekend and who knows what else might come from all of this. China has also been seeing record highs in recent times as they have been dealing with sweltering heat since May. There is no doubting this has something to do with warming of the planet itself. All of these things should be seen as quite worrying signs.
Ireland officially in drought after 15th consecutive day with no rain, with Met Éireann forecasting no rain over next 10 days.
The UK and Ireland have experienced quite a change as well. Britain in itself is currently experiencing its longest spell of hot weather in 42 years. Conditions have literally been described as ‘blowtorch condition’ and are not going to be dying down anytime soon.
What do you think about all of this? I for one hope temperatures begin lowering sometime soon and that no one gets caught out in this heat for too long. Stay safe, do whatever you can to beat the heat.