Posts Tagged heat wave

Current Events, Weather

Countries Experience Excessive Hot Weather

Countries Experience Excessive Hot Weather

Some countries around the world have been experiencing record breaking highest temperature in the past six months. The excessive heat has already caused deaths and harm to people, crops and animals.  Heat waves also bring physiological and psychological stress to mankind. Added to this, are the physical damages caused to properties due to power outages […]

August 16, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

Current Events, Weather

Heat Wave and Bushfire in Australia

Heat Wave and Bushfire in Australia

Five Australian states have been hard hit by a series of heat waves and bushfires which began in Saturday, January 5, 2013. Heat waves reaching as high as 48.2º C and extremely dry conditions starting December 27, 2012 set the stage for one of the most dreadful bushfires in Australia’s history. Heat waves have seen […]

January 20, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

Current Events

Highlights – News of the Week

Highlights - News of the Week

Tasmania Bushfire – January 5, 2013:  Heat wave has caused a bushfire in the Australian state of Tasmania leaving thousands of people including tourists stranded in the island. There were 100 properties destroyed including a school and a police station. The temperature in Hobart, the capital city, reached 41 degrees centigrade.  According to one of […]

January 6, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment

Interesting Facts about Heat Waves

Interesting Facts about Heat Waves

Heat waves and global warming proved to be the major culprits of the recent wildfires. This was often the result of warm air getting stuck in mid-air instead of going through the upper layer of the atmosphere. Lack of precipitation, the absence of convection clouds, and the constant build up of hot air culminates into […]

August 27, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

Top News, Weather

Heat Waves and Wildfires Hit U.S.

Heat Waves and Wildfires Hit U.S.

Record-high temperatures causing heat wave and deadly storms continue to hit many states in America.  Thousands of people have been affected by the power outage when a deadly heat-driven storm hit the eastern United States last Friday.The worst hit areas are West Virginia, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. Power companies have been in full force […]

July 4, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>