Widespread and early heatwaves impact northern hemisphere, UN weather agency warns

Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, warning of record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in North America and torrential downpours and widespread flooding in southern China.

Heatwave is "unusual", say weather experts

As much of Europe continues to swelter amid record temperatures, UN weather experts insisted on Friday that there’s no reason to expect a repeat of recent deadly heatwaves on the continent.

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Heatwave warning system launched to tackle health threat

Killer heatwaves can catch governments by surprise, but that could be a thing of the past thanks to a new early warning system that’s now available, UN experts said Wednesday.

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