Extreme weather in Canada: "Heat dome" costs human life

Extreme weather in Canada: "Heat dome" costs human life

Historical weather records are currently falling in Canada.Almost 48 degrees Celsius were now measured in the province of British Columbia.It will remain hot in the coming days.The police call up people, to each other.

According to the police, a heat wave in the west of Canada with record values contributed to deaths.In a period of 24 hours, the authorities followed more than 25 reports of sudden deaths, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.Extreme heat is considered to be a co -burden in the majority of cases, it said.Many older people were among the dead.

The police called on the population to pay particular attention to risk groups."It is absolutely necessary to take care of each other in this extreme heat," said police spokesman Mike Kalanj in the Vancouver area.Several air -conditioned centers have been set up in the west coast metropolis, where people can find refuge from the heat.

Panorama 30.06.21 01:01 min

Weather extreme only every 1000 years of Canada at almost 50 degrees under "Heat dome"

Extremwetter in Kanada:

The local weather authority tweeted 47.9 degrees in Lytton (province of British Columbia) on Monday.Accordingly, it was the highest temperature in the country's history.The values are temporary and could still be updated, it said on the website of the responsible authority.In the place on Sunday the ancient record of 45 degrees in Midale (Saskatchewan) from 1937 had already been exceeded at 46.6 degrees.

In the affected areas of Canada, the heat warning applies until the weekend."There is a heat as in the desert here," said David Phillips's leading climate researcher from the Canadian Ministry of Environment."We are the second coldest country in the world and the snowyest," he said."We often see cold collapse and snow storms, but we are not used to such heat"."It would be cooler in Dubai now," he added.

"Heat dome" - only every few thousand years

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Local record temperatures of well over 40 degrees were also measured in numerous places in North America, including in the state of Oregon in the western United States.In the US metropolises Seattle (State of Washington) and Portland (Oregon), which is normally known for their cold and wet climate, climbed the temperatures to 42.2 and 46.1 degrees Celsius and thus reached the highest values in the two cities since the weather recordsin 1940. US weather service warned that the dangerous heat should last until the middle of the week.

The phenomenon of the "heat dome" is responsible for the extreme heat, that is, the high pressure in the atmosphere records the hot air in the region.According to the "Washington Post" weather experts, the intensity of these heat dome is statistically so rare that on average it can only be expected every few thousand years ".However, the climate change caused by humans "made this kind of exceptional events more likely".