Deadly Heat Wave Attacks the World and the Death Toll Rises – Japan, South Korea, Canada and Other Countries That Suffer From Record High Temperature

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More than 40 people in Japan and dozens all over the world have died because of the record-breaking heat wave in 2018.

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Nearly every continent has experienced multiple record breaking heat events this year. Last month was the fifth hottest June on record, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. All 10 warmest Junes have occurred since 2005, with the hottest ever in 2016.

Globally, the average land and ocean surface temperature for the first three months of the year was the sixth highest such period since global records began in 1880.

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Japan

At least 44 people have died since July 9, with 11 dying on Saturday alone according to Kyodo News, as temperatures remained around 38 degrees Celsius (99F) in central Tokyo Monday.

In nearby Kumagaya, the mercury rose to 41.1 degrees (105.98F), the highest ever on record in Japan, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, almost 12 degrees hotter than average temperatures at this time of year.

The authorities have forecast extreme high temperatures — exceeding 35C (95F) — for most of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu islands, with northerly Hokkaido the only one of the country’s four main islands to escape the scorching heat.

“Potential for heat illness is higher than usual,” the agency said in a statement, adding that people should “take appropriate measures,” including drinking lots of water, staying away from direct sunlight and using air conditioners.

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South Korea

Ten people have died in South Korea of heatstroke and other heat-related causes this , seven of them last week, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. About 1,040 people have fallen ill because of hot weather from May 20 to July 21, an increase of 61 percent over the same period last year, it said.

South Korea’s highest-ever morning low was recorded in the city of Gangneung, where the temperature was 31 C (88 F) at 6:45 a.m. The morning low in Seoul was 29.2 C, a record for the country’s capital, according to South Korea’s weather agency.

The mercury hit 39.9 C (103.8 F) in the southeastern town of Hayang, the highest temperature in the country so far this year.

Canada

A heat wave that has scorched southern Quebec for a week has caused at least 54 heat-related deaths in the Canadian province. The heat wave, which started in July, is the worst to hit the province in decades.

Montreal’s health department reported that the death toll had risen to 18 in the city, with seven more suspected heat-related deaths in the Eastern Townships, six in the Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec region, two in Montérégie, and one in Laval.

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Source: cbc.ca

USA

The extreme weather is already thought to have resulted in nearly half a dozen heat-related deaths across the U.S.

At least five people have died in the U.S. due to the heat since the weekend, including an elderly man in New York City and a woman who went into cardiac arrest while working in her garden in Pennsylvania.

A 30-year-old man also collapsed running a race in Wilmington, New York, after his internal temperature reached an estimated 108 degrees Fahrenheit, reports CNN.

Elsewhere, in Missouri, the Kansas City Health Department confirmed the Jackson County Medical Examiner has been informed of a second possible heat-related death involving a man in his 80s following the death of a woman in her 40s towards the end of June.

UK

Temperatures reached 29C in parts of England on Monday as the UK experienced the latest in a series of mini heatwaves.

Glasgow recorded temperatures of 31.9C (89F), which melted the “weatherproof” roof of its Science Centre. Belfast experienced a record high of 29.5C (85F).

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a level two health warning, which is a 60 percent risk of a heatwave in July.


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