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Millions of households go without power in Taiwan

Millions of households go without power in Taiwan

Taiwan said on Wednesday it was investigating a massive power blackout that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialised island amid sweltering heat.

Pakistanis demand electricity as temperatures soar

Pakistanis demand electricity as temperatures soar

Violent protests erupted in Pakistan Monday as crippling electricity cuts left hundreds of thousands of people without power in soaring temperatures during the first two days of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Met alert: Don't forget anyone in your car

Met alert: Don't forget anyone in your car

As the mercury level rises around the country, the Qatar Met department has issued safety precautions to be observed during hot conditions.

Temperature to return to normal levels on Sunday: Met

Temperature to return to normal levels on Sunday: Met

There could be some respite in store from the ongoing warm spell as the Qatar Met department has said temperatures are expected to return to their normal levels on Sunday (April 16) ...

Light showers expected in Qatar on Friday

Light showers expected in Qatar on Friday

There is a chance of light, scattered rain in the country on Friday, the Qatar Met department has said. Poor visibility -- 2km or lower -- is also expected in some places in the early hours.

Windy, cold conditions predicted for Thursday

Windy, cold conditions predicted for Thursday

Strong winds in all areas, dust and cold conditions are expected in Qatar on Thursday along with scattered rain, the Met department has said.

‘Cold wave’ expected in Qatar over the weekend

‘Cold wave’ expected in Qatar over the weekend

Qatar is likely to experience a ‘cold wave’ over the coming weekend, the Met department has said. Temperatures are expected to be 3-6C below normal during this period and the windy conditions will make it feel colder.

Heat record broken in 2016 for third year in a row

Heat record broken in 2016 for third year in a row

Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said on Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change.

August shatters global heat records for 16th month

August shatters global heat records for 16th month

Last month was the hottest August in modern times and marked the 16th month in a row when global records for heat were shattered planet-wide, US authorities said on Tuesday.

August 'equals July as hottest month in modern times'

August 'equals July as hottest month in modern times'

August equalled July as the hottest month in modern times, the UN's weather agency said on Friday, warning that extraordinary temperatures were "set to become the new norm".

Arsonists blamed for Spanish wildfires

Arsonists blamed for Spanish wildfires

Spanish authorities on Tuesday blamed arsonists and record temperatures for wildfires ravaging the eastern coast near the popular resort of Benidorm that have forced 1,400 people to flee.

Temperatures to witness slight fall in Qatar today

Temperatures to witness slight fall in Qatar today

Down from what was a “very hot” day across Qatar yesterday, when a peak temperature of 48C was recorded in Doha airport and Mesaieed...