It Has Begun… A Widespread Outage , AZ…99 Degrees

We only had to watch the record heat in the Southern Hemisphere this winter in the North to know this was comingdead3 Oh how I wish for a Hobbit house

According to SRP, more than 35,000 homes in the Mesa, Gilbert, and Tempe area lost power for about an hour Thursday.

Extreme heat has previously been to blame for similar issues in the past. Thursday’s high temperature was 99 degrees at Sky Harbor Airport. It’s unclear if the heat played a factor in the outage.

www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/mesa/35-000-customers-without-power-in-east-valley

Jan 2019

Records across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria over the past week include 48.9 C (120 F) in Port Augusta, 47.8 C (118 F) in Andamooka and 46.4 C (115 F) in Griffith.

www.cnn.com/2019/01/18/australia/australia-heat-wave-peak-intl/index.html

So far 2019 has set 35 records for heat and 2 for cold

www.newscientist.com/article/2192369-so-far-2019-has-set-35-records-for-heat-and-2-for-cold/

They found that heat waves are not only increasing overall but that the increases are accelerating. The study suggests that the greatest changes in heat wave trends have occurred in the last few decades.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/ocean-heat-waves-are-getting-worse/

The map above is updated daily and shows the ocean water temperature as recorded on 25th Apr 2019

www.seatemperature.org

And the UK is set for record-breaking temperatures over the rest of the Easter weekend, forecasters have said.

Temperatures are expected to climb to 26C on Easter Sunday and 27C on Monday, though north-west Scotland could be clipped by outbursts of rain.

The record temperature for Easter Sunday in the UK is 25.3C reached in Solent, Hampshire in April 2011.

www.bbc.com/news/uk-47996418

India Met Department (IMD) has indicated that there is about 44 per cent probability of maximum temperatures in the ‘core heat wave zone’ being above normal during April to June, making for ‘above-normal heat wave conditions’.

The core heat wave zone covers the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Bengal, Odisha and Telangana.

www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/north-india-central-india-to-be-05-degree-celsius-warmer-than-normal-this-summer/article26701336.ece

Already

The Category 4-equivalent storm brought flooding and landslides to the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Comoros.

weather.com/news/news/2019-04-25-tropical-cyclone-kenneth-mozambique

Australia’s Heat Wave Is Taking A Toll On People, Animals, Infrastructure And Land

About 90 feral horses were some of the latest casualties there, the Central Land Council said in a statement Thursday. The horses had gathered to drink water from Deep Hole reservoir, a community group said on Facebook. But because of soaring temperatures, the water had dried up

www.npr.org/2019/01/25/688755024/australias-heatwave-is-taking-a-toll-on-people-animals-infrastructure-and-land

Jan 2019

 

h/t Goofy for God

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