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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby M_B_S » Tue 25 Apr 2017, 08:50:28

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In terms of numbers, how does this stack up? The hottest recorded temperature in the world on April 20 was not in South Asia or even in Africa. It was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, at Le Mafa in Samoa, which experienced a scorching 54.5 degrees Celsius. Sibi in Pakistan, the next highest after Samoa, was almost six degrees cooler at 48.1 degrees. India’s highest, recorded at Chandrapur in eastern Maharashtra, was 46.2 degrees.
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby Hawkcreek » Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:04:58

I find it hard to believe the Samoa temp.
Unless the pacific ocean is around 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 25 Apr 2017, 13:47:37

Yeah, you'd think the ocean would keep it under a temperature like that. For us Yank, that's 103.1 F.

I wonder what the wet bulb temp was on that!!

For some perspective, the highest ever confirmed temperature on earth was 56.7 °C (134.1 °F so just 3 degrees F higher than the recorded Samoan temp) in Furnace Creek Ranch, California, located in the Death Valley desert in the United States, on July 10, 1913.
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby Hawkcreek » Tue 25 Apr 2017, 15:38:28

dohboi wrote:Yeah, you'd think the ocean would keep it under a temperature like that. For us Yank, that's 103.1 F.

I wonder what the wet bulb temp was on that!!

For some perspective, the highest ever confirmed temperature on earth was 56.7 °C (134.1 °F so just 3 degrees F higher than the recorded Samoan temp) in Furnace Creek Ranch, California, located in the Death Valley desert in the United States, on July 10, 1913.

You mean 130.1F - not 103.1F, dont you?

And I still don't believe it got that hot in Samoa, unless they had a faulty temp device placement.
130.1 degrees F when the surrounding ocean is all approx 80 degrees F ??
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Tue 25 Apr 2017, 17:59:09

That's a typo, weather in Le Mafa is 25, with a max of 31 and thunderstorms.
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby M_B_S » Tue 09 May 2017, 05:40:26

Intense heat wave grips Delhi

On Sunday, Palam observatory in Delhi recorded maximum temperature at 45.1 degree Celsius, 5 notches above the normal average. This temperature has been highest so far, in this season.

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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby Revi » Tue 09 May 2017, 07:20:06

Here are the current temps around the world. New Delhi is the hottest place at 107 F. Lahore, Pakistan is over 100 as well. It's going to be a hot summer over there! That's where a lot of people live, so it could get nasty...

https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

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Heatwave To Cover More Parts Of North And Central India11 May 2017 05:53 PM - See more at: https://www.skymetweather.com/content/w ... msduR.dpuf

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However, some parts of North Indian plains including South Haryana, Rajasthan, Southwest Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Madhya Pradesh are reeling under heatwave conditions.

In fact, maximums are settling above the 45-degree mark over many areas. Some of these include: Bundi 46°C, Sawai Madhopur 45.7°C, Sri Ganganagar 45.5°C, Churu 45°C, Kota 45.1°C, Narnaul 45°C, Nowgong 45°C, Banda 44.8°C, and Sheopur 44.8°C.

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There is an unusually warm mass of air over Iceland today, RÚV reports, and yesterday, thermometers rose to rare heights in the northeastern part of the country. The highest temperatures measured in the following locations in Northeast Iceland:

22.8°C (73°F) in Ásbyrgi canyon, 22.8°C in Bjarnarey island, and 22.7°C (almost 73°F) in the town of Húsavík.
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby Newfie » Fri 12 May 2017, 18:21:23

Probably not even unusual but it was 100 here in north Florida the other day. Fried my circuits. I was trying to get some stuff done. Gave up on that. Phew!
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby Revi » Tue 16 May 2017, 08:03:48

We are heating up here in Maine after a few cold, rainy weeks (during which everyone complained bitterly). April was actually much warmer than usual, due to the higher lows that we experienced. March was colder than normal, but that's the first cold month we have had in a long time. Overall 2017 is shaping up to be much warmer than usual. Thursday's supposed to be be 88 degrees around here, which is warm for us!
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby M_B_S » Fri 19 May 2017, 11:19:38

Heatwave grips northern China
Yellow alert in force as temperatures approach 40 degrees Celsius in Beijing, Tianjin, as well as parts of Hebei.

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Temperatures will remain in the mid-30Cs throughout the weekend in Beijing. This compares with a mid-May average of 27C.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/h ... 21931.html
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby dohboi » Sun 21 May 2017, 09:06:12

Still so hot in parts of India that people are dying from heat stroke...and it's only May:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/he ... 498643.ece

"...reports that more than 50 people died in the last 48 hours"
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby Ibon » Sun 21 May 2017, 09:58:42

[quote="dohboi"]Still so hot in parts of India that people are dying from heat stroke...and it's only May:

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A little insight. All around the planet in equatorial areas the hottest time of year is right before the monsoon rains start, north or the equator this is April and May. Urban areas like Manila, Panama City, Indian cities can become unbearable with high humidity and heat and still no cooling monsoon rains. When the monsoon arrive this brings relief from the heat.

Here in Central America the rainy monsoon season which takes place May-November is called in spanish invierno which means winter even though we are north of the equator because this is considered the coolest season. The dry season Dec - April is referred to as verano (summer) even though it takes place int he winter months. The reason is that the lack of monsoon rains and dry condition makes these months often the warmest.
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby M_B_S » Sun 21 May 2017, 12:23:12

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 771685.cms

Severe heatwave alert in coastal Andhra Pradesh for 48 hours

TNN & Agencies | Updated: May 21, 2017, 10.31 AM IS

Until Friday, temperature at Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh was recorded at a maximum of 47.3 degrees Celsius, while Bhadrachalam, Ramagundam and Nalgonda registered maximum temperature of 46 degrees Celsius

In Telangana, more than 150 people are suspected to have died due to sunstroke since April, a senior official of the state disaster management said.

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New York City sizzles with first May heat wave since 2001
POSTED 5:59 PM, MAY 19, 2017, BY PIX11 NEWS, UPDATED AT 07:47PM, MAY 19, 2017

NEW YORK — Record breaking heat finished out the week with 91 degrees Friday, officially making it the region's first heat wave of 2017.

The last time there was a stretch of heat like this was May 2001.

http://pix11.com/2017/05/19/new-york-ci ... ince-2001/
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby onlooker » Tue 23 May 2017, 16:25:18

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/04/21/ ... continent/
Duration of Indian Hot Season Nearly Doubles as Crushing Drought and Heat Expand Across the Subcontinent
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 25 May 2017, 14:23:40

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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby kiwichick » Thu 25 May 2017, 14:29:14

@ mbs.....are those deaths just in India?
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 25 May 2017, 14:35:31

kiwichick wrote:@ mbs.....are those deaths just in India?

yes

But numbers are far to small :idea:
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby kiwichick » Thu 25 May 2017, 16:06:39

@ mbs when my partner and were living in Australia in 2009, approx. 150 people died in bushfires. It was widely reported as a disaster.

However, not widely reported, was the fact that a similar number of people died from heat stress or from underlying causes combined with heat stress, who were nowhere near the fires.
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Re: Heat Waves 2017

Unread postby M_B_S » Sat 27 May 2017, 14:30:30

'Panic' in Bangladesh factories as workers collapse in heatwave - Regional | The Star Online

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional ... -heatwave/

Friday, 26 May 2017 | MYT 8:16 AM
'Panic' in Bangladesh factories as workers collapse in heatwave

image: http://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/onlin ... 19DA531476

Bangladesh has more than 4,500 garment factories, many of which lack basic ventilation and air coolers, and which employ four million women workers at minimum monthly wages of $68
Bangladesh has more than 4,500 garment factories, many of which lack basic ventilation and air coolers, and which employ four million women workers at minimum monthly wages of $68

Dhaka (AFP) - Panic broke out in more than a dozen factories in Bangladesh's capital as hundreds of garment workers fell ill in a heatwave, forcing the plants to close, police said Thursday.

Police said 18 factories, which export clothes to Western retailers, had been shut since Wednesday after chaotic scenes saw some 30,000 workers leave in the middle of their shifts.

"490 workers became sick (Thursday) and were taken to hospitals. On Wednesday 365 workers fell sick," Shoeb Ahmed, head of Gazipur industrial police, told AFP.




The temperature in Dhaka on Thursday rose to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit), but taking humidity into account it would have felt like 51 degrees Celsius, according to Accuweather.com.
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