Sydney issues total fire bans as spring heatwave grips Australia
Several regions have been given high fire danger ratings as authorities warned high winds could whip up bushfires and urged residents to minimise fire risks at their houses.
Australia swelters in spring heatwave, temperatures set to break records
The heatwave has also elevated the risks of fires with several regions given 'high' fire danger ratings, and authorities urging residents to prepare for bushfires.
British heatwave brings hottest day of 2023 so far
This year's previous high was 32.6 C, reached on Thursday.
France issues 'red alert' over heatwave in south
Temperatures are expected to rise to between 40 and 42 Celsius in the southern departments of Ardeche, Drome, Vaucluse and Gard, reports say.
July was world's hottest on record, EU scientists say
Sweltering temperatures have affected swathes of the planet, with heat records registered from Death Valley in the US state of California to a northwest China township as Canada and southern Europe battle wildfires.
South Korea's heatwave-hit scout jamboree bracing for typhoon
Hundreds of those attending the jamboree of about 40,000 scouts from 155 countries have been laid low by temperatures of 33 Celsius, and some troops have pulled out.
Despite heatwave warnings, South Korea presses on with world scout jamboree
Hundreds of participants have already fallen ill due to the searing temperatures, prompting complaints from parents over the safety of their children.
South Korea raises heat alert to highest amid sweltering weather
South Korea raised the heat warning level in its four-tier system to the highest on Tuesday, the first time since 2019.
Iran shuts down for 2 days due to 'unprecedented heat'
Temperatures are expected to be 39 C in Tehran on Wednesday.
Indonesia sees rising wildfire risk amid dry weather conditions
The number of 'hotspots' recorded between July 17 and July 23 surged to 12,701 from 6,082, reports say.
Sun protection becomes all the rage in China as temperatures soar
Facekinis, or full face masks with holes for the wearer's eyes and nose, sleeves to cover arms, as well as wide brimmed hats and lightweight jackets made out of UV-resistant fabric have become especially popular.
WHO urges govts to set up surveillance for people at risk from heatwaves
People with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and diabetes, as well as pregnant women, children and homeless people, are seen as the most vulnerable to heatwaves.