Gulf Times - Heatwave
Park visitors rescued from bushfire as heatwave strikes Australia

Park visitors rescued from bushfire as heatwave strikes Australia

Holidaymakers trapped by bushfire had to be rescued by boat from a national park south of Australia's largest city of Sydney and 200 people were evacuated by firefighters ...

2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said on Monday.

Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill

Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill

Hong Kong coast was coated with rancid-smelling sticky white clumps of the oil as it washed in on Sunday, with 11 beaches still closed to swimmers on Monday at the height of a summer heatwave.

Heatwave damages wheat crops in southern Europe

Heatwave damages wheat crops in southern Europe

A heatwave hitting France and southern Europe will damage this year's wheat crops, mainly in top EU producer France and in Spain, while rainfall benefited crops in Germany, Poland and Britain, analysts said.

German couple found dead in Australia's outback

German couple found dead in Australia's outback

An elderly German couple have been found dead in Australia's outback after becoming disoriented and wandering from the official path, police said on Tuesday, following a record-breaking heatwave in the country.

Hot enough to fry an egg on a car in Australia

Hot enough to fry an egg on a car in Australia

Video of an Australian police officer frying an egg on the bonnet of his patrol vehicle during a heatwave has gone viral on social media.

Australian bushfires ease as damage mounts

Australian bushfires ease as damage mounts

Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock on Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Australia warns of disastrous bushfires amid heatwave

Australia warns of disastrous bushfires amid heatwave

Eastern Australia was bracing for severe "off the scale" fire conditions on Sunday as it baked in a heatwave that has broken temperature records and sparked dire warnings from authorities.

Australian heatwave causes firms to power down

Australian heatwave causes firms to power down

Major energy users on Australia's east coast shut down on Friday, and residents were asked not to go home and cook or watch television, to ease demand on strained power supplies.

Indian city hits 51 degrees, setting new heat record

Indian city hits 51 degrees, setting new heat record

Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.

Heatwave to continue in Dhaka region

Heatwave to continue in Dhaka region

The mild to moderate heat wave blazing across Bangladesh’s Rajshahi and Khulna divisions along with Dhaka