LAT­I­TUDE

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

In the UK, June was the hottest month on record for North­ern Ire­land and Wales. The aver­age max­i­mum day­time tem­per­a­ture of 19.9ÊC tied with June 1976 for the sec­ond hottest ever. In the Mid­dle East, res­i­dents in Quriyat, Oman saw the hottest night­time tem­per­a­ture ever recorded in the world. Tem­per­a­tures stayed above 42.6ÊC for 51 straight hours in the last week of June. In Canada, a heat­wave has been blamed for at least 54 deaths in the Que­bec prov­ince.

TOO HOT TO HAN­DLE A heat map show­ing coun­tries in the North­ern Hemi­sphere ex­pe­ri­enc­ing one of the most in­tense heat events ever seen in hu­man his­tory

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