Video: Extreme weather: Things are heating up drastically this July
July 19, 2018 | 9:00 PM
by Times News Service

Muscat: According to the World Meteorological Organisation, high impact weather, including extreme heat and disastrous precipitation, has marked the early part of summer in the northern hemisphere, the United Nations Climate Change reported.


Japan has suffered the worst flooding and landslide in decades, with many daily rainfall records broken.


On June 28, Quriyat, just south of Muscat, on the coast of Oman, recorded a 24-hour minimum temperature of 42.6°C, meaning

the coolest overnight temperature did not drop below that figure.

It is believed to be the highest such temperature ever recorded by a thermometer.

North Africa

Ouargla, in Algeria’s Sahara Desert, reported a maximum temperature of 51°C on July 5. It is likely that this is the highest

reliable temperature ever recorded in Algeria.WMO’s Weather and Climate Extremes Archive currently lists Kebili, Tunisia, as being Africa’s highest temperature with 55°C recorded in July 1931.

North America

In Canada, a heatwave combined with high humidity in the province of Quebec contributed to dozens of deaths, especially among the vulnerable and elderly.The station of Furnace Creek in Death Valley national park in California, USA, recorded a temperature of 52.0°C on 8 July.

The station holds the record for the highest recorded temperature on Earth at 56.7°C, on 10 July 1913.


For some parts of northern Europe, June was one of the driest, warmest on record. After an unusually warm June, the heatwave in the United Kingdom continued into July.

Globally, June was the second warmest on record, according to the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Copernicus Climate Change Service.

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