Prolonged heatwaves grip US and Europe, raising health considerations

A prolonged heatwave prompted an pressing warning by the US National Weather Service (NWS) for over a hundred and fifteen million citizens. Notably, the city of Phoenix, Arizona has endured consecutive excessive temperatures over 43 degrees Celsius for thirteen days, with signs of breaking a record of over 18 days of consecutive heat, beginning Tuesday, July 18.
Overall, the complete nation is experiencing temperatures above 38 degrees Celsius. However, it is speculated in sure regions of the southern plains, together with 24 districts in northeast Texas, that the temperature might reach up to 46 degrees Celsius, providing unpleasantly warm temperatures even at night as high as 32 degrees Celsius.
El Paso, Texas reached temperatures above 37 levels Celsius for an ongoing duration of 27 days, smashing a previous record of 23 days, in July 1994. Furthermore, Las Vegas, Nevada is anticipated to register a record-breaking 47 levels Celsius on Sunday, July 16.
The authorities urge people to be cautious, avoid spending long periods outdoor throughout peak sun intervals, and guarantee adequate water intake. They also emphasised not to depart pets or children behind in locked autos. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disclosed that approximately seven-hundred deaths yearly within the US may be associated with heat-related causes, reported the BBC.
In addition to the US, numerous European nations face comparable heatwaves, particularly in Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey, the place temperatures could surge to over 40 degrees Celsius. Odd reported instances of individuals and vacationers losing consciousness as a end result of heat stroke, with at least one fatality reported.
Meanwhile, the global average temperature last week hit 17.23 degrees Celsius, being recorded as the highest identified temperature..

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