Canada prepares on Monday because the highest temperature ever in the west of the United States and the United States is baked in an unprecedented heatwave, forcing the school and the Covid-19 vaccination clinic to close and delay the Olympic Athletics qualifying event.
Lytton Village in British Columbia has broken the highest record of all time in Canada, with a temperature of 116 Fahrenheit (46.6 degrees Celsius) on Sunday.
The temperature has soared far above the seasonal average of the US Oregon state to the Canadian Arctic region, with worse warnings to come.
“This desert heat – very dry and hot,” David Phillips, a senior climatologist for the Canadian neighbourhood, told AFP.
“We are the second coldest nation in the whole world and also the smallest,” he said. “We often see cold distended and snowstorms but we don’t often talk about hot weather like this.”
“Dubai will be cooler than we see now.”
Because of climate change, the temperature of the recording setting becomes more frequent. Globally, the decade until 2019 is the hottest recorded, and the hottest five years all have occurred in the last five years.
On Sunday in Seattle, the state of Washington, the temperature reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit, a record that surprised residents were not familiar with warmer climes.
“Usually it might be like, maybe 60, 70 degrees is a pleasant day – everyone outside in shorts and t-shirts – but this … silly,” said a city resident tells about. “I really feel like I’m in the desert or something.”
The largest city in Oregon, Portland, reached 114 F on Monday, said US National Weather Service (NWS) said, breaking back-to-back records set during the weekend.
In Eugene nearby, the organizers were forced to delay the last day of the US Olympic footsteps and field trials, moving in the evening.
Across the border in Canada, shops sold out of portable air conditioners and fans. At the same time, cities opened the emergency cooling centre and outreach workers distributed bottles of water and caps because they set more than 160 local hot records, including in the Whistler ski resort city.
Cancelled some Covid-19 vaccination clinics, and the school announced they would close due to extreme heat.
In Vancouver, officials established temporary fountains and drizzle stations in street corners. At the same time, the services of the forest and fisheries warned the risk of extreme forest fires and low levels of lakes and river water that emphasized fish.
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The beach and swimming pool are packed during emergency services, overwhelmed with calls, warning the delay in an ambulance.
Some people without cooling at home tell their AFP to sleep overnight in their air-conditioned cars or the underground parking garage, some with their pets.
Others share instructions on assembling emergency chillers using fans attached to the box filled with ice bags.
The Canadian environment issued a warning for British Columbia, Alberta, and several parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the northwest region by saying, “prolonged heat waves, dangerous and historic will last during this week.”
NWS issued a similar warning, said, “The hottest temperature of the ongoing historic heat wave is estimated in the northwest of the Pacific today.”
Hangus heat – which breaks records in Canada and the United States dated more than 80 years – have been blamed on the back of high pressure trapping warm air in the region.
This hot dome raises “serious” health problems, said Phillips, recorded the last immense heat in Canada, leaving nearly 70 people killed in 2018.
“And it’s not just a day of miracle. It’s kind of seven days,” he said, with an estimated temperature of 47 degrees Celsius (117 Fahrenheit) or higher.
Nick Bond, an atmospheric scientist practcing at the University of Washington, said the strange weather program is really not entirely due onto the climate change but was exacerbated by him.