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Live on national news from BBC headquarters in London talking about the heatwave in North Africa and Southern Europe. Also discussed the context of this heat and other notable records that have broken lately with @KirstyWark
“The fingerprints of climate change are all over these records.” As Italy registers record temperatures, meteorologist @ScottDuncanWX explains the intensity and frequency of heatwaves have only been increasing over the last few years bbc.in/3AzCcsx #Newsnight
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Extreme heat in populated northeast China 🇨🇳 is breaking many all-time records. Well over 40°C (104°F) in many places.
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A remarkable number of all time records. More info via @extremetemps
Historic day in China:The NE province of Hebei reached a temperature of 44.2C at Lingshou. No less than 25 main national stations today had their hottest day ever (for any month). Also 40.1C at Tianjin and 39.2C in the capital Beijing. 44C+ outside Xinjiang in China is very rare.
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The heat is not just in China. Many records across Japan 🇯🇵 including new national June record. Huge number of records still to fall in coming days.
Historic and dangerous heatwave gripping Northeast Asia breaks national June record in Japan 🇯🇵 The first 40°C ever to be recorded in the country in the month of June.
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Historic and dangerous heatwave gripping Northeast Asia breaks national June record in Japan 🇯🇵 The first 40°C ever to be recorded in the country in the month of June.
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Many other records are being broken in Japan. More info via @sayakasofiamori
*RECORD BREAKING* Isesaki, 80 km north of Tokyo, recorded 40.1℃ (104F) on Saturday afternoon, making it the NATIONAL RECORD HIGH for the month of June! (all-time Japan record is 41.1℃) It's also the first 40 degree mark on record for June.
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Japan heat and useful information covered in detail by @arakencloud
関東では危険な暑さが続きます。 まだ6月ですが、明日26日も最高気温は熊谷・前橋で37℃のほか、埼玉県・群馬県で38℃に達する地域もある予報です。東京都・栃木県・茨城県・神奈川県などでも最高気温35℃以上(紫の地域)の猛暑日に。熱中症の危険度がとても高くなります。必ず適切な暑さ対策を!!
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Japan's all time (any month) record is 41.1°C (106°F) at Kumagaya from 23 July 2018. Over 40°C has been recorded in July & August in the past, but today marks the first 40°C in the month of June for Japan 🇯🇵
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Otherworldly thunderstorm in France 🇫🇷
🌩️ The most incredible shelfcloud I've ever seen! Verdun (France) just now... #onweer #orage @KeraunosObs @weermanreinier @ReedTimmerAccu @StormHour
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Ongoing Arctic heatwave breaks June record in Norilsk, Russia and ties its all-time (any month) record of +32°C (89.6°F). Norilsk is about 300 km north of the Arctic Circle.
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Some more info via @mikarantane
Replying to @mikarantane
In fact, the observed reading of 32.0°C ties the all-time heat record of the Norilsk station. The record has been made on 21 July 2013 and now today 23 June 2022. Source: pogodaiklimat.ru/monitor.php…
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It should be noted that the Arctic can get surprising hot (probably hotter than most people realise). We are indeed near the solstice, there is endless light right now. However, this is still extremely hot for Norilsk. It has never been hotter on record.
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Overall the Arctic overall is about 1C warmer than long term average. Notable cold ongoing in Greenland at the moment. Map via @khaustein
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Why you should NEVER seek shelter under a tree during a lightning storm ⚡
Crazy photo from tonight’s storm sent to me by Debbie Parker from Hardy County, WV. 😳
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Brrrr 🥶 Dunedin in New Zealand 🇳🇿 just recorded its coldest June day on record. Records here go back half a century.
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More info on this chilly record via NZ's official @MetService
The Dunedin airport has just broken it's record for the coldest day in June. Since records began in 1972, the -8.6C recorded this morning is the coldest June temperature. ^KL
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Months of relentless and brutal heat in Pakistan 🇵🇰 comes crashing down with impressive June cold and mountain snow.
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Rare June cold spell in NW India and Pakistan. Islamabad Pakistan Tmax today was just 23.0C. At higher elevation Gulmarg in India (2650m asl) had just 7.5C Max. with rain, while at higher elevations there were snowfalls even below 4000m.
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Intense thunderstorms in France 🇫🇷 are dropping huge hailstones. Sound on 🔇➡️🔊
Expérience terrifiante d’être coincé 15 minutes dans un orage de grêlons pétant le pare-brise
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Grosse #grele (jusqu'à 6 cm!) relevée dans le département de la #Nièvre sur la commune de Parigny-les-Vaux au nord de #Nevers. Photos "editas" via forums @infoclimat #orages
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