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July 4, 2024 1:34 PM

Russia swelters in heat wave, Moscow breaks 1917 record for early July

Russians were braving some of the hottest weather seen in more than a century on Thursday with Moscow breaking a 1917 record and cities across the world's biggest country sizzling in temperatures well above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit). In Moscow, where temperatures can fall to minus 40 degrees Celsius in the legendary Russian winter, the mercury rose to 32.7 degrees Celsius on July 3, breaking the 1917 record for that day by half a degree, the FOBOS weather centre said. Reco...

June 12, 2024 9:42 AM

China hit by searing temperatures, India in the middle of a prolonged heat wave

Temperatures are hitting record highs in parts of north and central China this week, while a severe drought in the east is also threatening crops, as countries across Asia brace themselves for another summer of extreme weather. China is facing several days of scorching heat, with temperatures set to reach as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6°F) in northern Hebei province on Wednesday, the state weather forecaster said. The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) also warned late on Tuesday of th...

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