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Firefighter dies battling northern California blaze

Firefighter dies battling northern California blaze

A firefighter has died while battling an enormous wildfire in northern California, authorities said late on Monday.

Britain's 'furnace Friday' to test temperature records

Britain's 'furnace Friday' to test temperature records

Temperatures on Thursday reached 35.1 degrees Celsius at Wisley, in Surrey, southern England, officially making it the hottest day of the year so far.

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

In the week to Sunday at least 65 people died of heat stroke while 22,647 people were hospitalised, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Officials said last week that the heatwave in Japan had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalisation of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks of July.

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

In Sweden, where temperatures are the highest for a century, farmers are even sending their animals to slaughter.

Karachi fears more deaths amid fresh heatwave

Karachi fears more deaths amid fresh heatwave

Temperatures have risen since Monday night and the cooling winds from the Arabian Sea have stopped.

Temperature soars to 45 degrees in Doha

Temperature soars to 45 degrees in Doha

Different parts of the country experienced hot conditions on Saturday with southerly fresh to strong winds causing blowing dust and low visibility, which dropped to below 3km in some areas.

Windy, dusty conditions forecast until Tuesday

Windy, dusty conditions forecast until Tuesday

The weather office said northwesterly fresh to strong winds are expected to affect the country from Friday night until Tuesday.

Two killed as snow, sub-zero temperatures paralyse Europe

Two killed as snow, sub-zero temperatures paralyse Europe

Two people were found dead in Romania as snow and sub-zero temperatures across much of Europe saw flights cancelled, road and rail transport disrupted and schools closed on Tuesday.

Visibility hit as dust sweeps across Qatar

Visibility hit as dust sweeps across Qatar

The Qatar Met department issued several posts on its social media channels on Wednesday, advising people to be cautious and providing regular updates on the emerging situation.

Temperature shoots up to 38C in Mesaieed

Temperature shoots up to 38C in Mesaieed

Other places that recorded high temperatures on Tuesday were Abu Samra - 37C (up by 6C from Monday’s 31C), Jumayliyah - 37C (up by 7C from Monday’s 30C).

HMC offers safe heating tips to keep warm during winter

HMC offers safe heating tips to keep warm during winter

HMC's Dr Rafael Consunji explained that electrical burns and fires are more likely to happen with the incorrect use of electrical appliances for heating, while scald burns most often happen when bathing or cooking with hot liquids.