Heat Wave

It’s Only Going To Get Hotter: Scientists Forecast Rising Temperatures and More Frequent Heatwaves

It’s Only Going To Get Hotter: Scientists Forecast Rising Temperatures and More Frequent Heatwaves

Researchers find that human activities increase the chance of more intense heat waves. The 19th of July was the hottest…

September 8, 2022

Extreme Indian Heat Wave: NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects Blistering “Heat Islands”

The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering hot temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave…

May 18, 2022

Oppressive Heat Waves Strike India, Leaving More Than a Billion People Sweltering

The hottest March in India on record was followed by more waves of oppressive heat in April, leaving more than…

May 2, 2022

As Temperatures Spike, So Do Deaths From Heart Disease – Here’s Who’s Most at Risk

Heat waves, which are on the rise, appear to pose particular risk for men and Black populations. Extreme heat accounted…

March 23, 2022

Mediterranean Continues To Bake – Surface Temperatures Over 120° in Turkey and Cyprus

This map shows the temperature of the land surface on August 2, 2021. It is clear to see that surface…

August 6, 2021

NASA Tracks Scorching Heat Wave Over US Southwest

While one science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the southwestern U.S. in early July, another…

July 16, 2021

NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Tracks Record-Breaking Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest

The AIRS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented…

July 9, 2021

Scorching Heat in Siberia and Europe – Record Low Ice Coverage in Arctic Ocean’s Laptev Sea

While record-breaking heat enveloped the Pacific Northwest in June 2021, other parts of the Northern Hemisphere also saw early-summer temperatures…

July 3, 2021

Monitoring the Devastating US-Canada Heatwave From Space

While heatwaves are quite common during the summer months, the scorching heatwave hitting parts of western Canada and the US…

July 2, 2021

Exceptional Heat Hits Pacific Northwest – “Historic and Dangerous”

In June 2021, all-time temperature records fell in multiple cities in the U.S. and Canada during a “historic and dangerous”…

June 29, 2021

Records Fall in Extreme Early Summer Heatwave

Extreme heat has descended on the southwestern United States, with several states enduring temperatures near and above record highs for…

June 17, 2021

Remarkable Heatwave Scorches the Middle East – “Heat Dome” Phenomenon

A phenomenon known as a “heat dome” set the stage for remarkably high temperatures as meteorological summer got under way.…

June 13, 2021

Prepare for Substantially Larger Heat Waves – Extreme Heat Waves Could Double in Size

Our planet has been baking under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves…

November 10, 2019

Australian Heat Wave Causes Gadgets to Fail

The Australian heat wave is getting so hot that Australia's Bureau of Meteorology had to add new colors to its…

January 12, 2013