Continuing News From the Heatwave of 2010 — Update August 7 to 11

Posted on August 11, 2010

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New temperature Records and News Since August 7th

Belarus has set a new high temperature record, breaking the record set just a few days ago.  Meanwhile fires spring up in the Ukraine, and continue to burn in Russia.  Fire is presently threatening to release radiation into the air sequestered after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Chernobyl itself has joined this list by setting a new high temperature record. Finland and Estonia are  also continuing to set new records.

  • Belovodsk (Ukraine) 41.2 (106.2) [NEW]

“Ukraine, one of the world’s top grain exporters, said on Wednesday that it was considering a cap on wheat exports, a move that would put added pressure on already surging global grain prices.” Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/world/mideast

  • Biarezan (Belarus) max. 36.2 (97.2) [NEW]
  • Bobrusyr (Belarus) max. 38 (100.4) [NEW]
  • Bologoe (Russia) max. 35.7 > 35.8 (96.3 > 96.4)

Wildfires, sparked by weeks of abnormally high temperatures in central Russia, have severely damaged the Russian economy, with the estimated short-term loss of $15 billion.” RIA Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100810/160145818.html

  • Bragin (Belarus) max. 37.9 >38.1 (100.2 > 100.6)
  • Buj (Russia) max. 37.2 (99) [NEW]

Russia has recently seen the longest unprecedented heat wave for at least one thousand years, the head of the Russian Meteorological Center said on Monday.” RIA Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100809/160128496.html

  • Chechersk (Belarus) max. 36.8 > 38.5 (98.2 > 101.3)
  • Chernobyl (Ukraine) max. 38.4 (101.1) [NEW]

Russia is mounting extra patrols to fight wildfires in a region hit by nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, amid fears that radiation could spread.” BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10938215

  • Chornomors’Ke (Ukraine) max. 41.2 (106.2) [NEW]
  • Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) max. 40.9 [NEW]

At least 628 hectares of forest have been damaged by fire in Ukraine in recent days. Hardest hit was the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region, where more than 300 hectares of forest have been lost.” Radio Free Europe

http://www.rferl.org/content/Extreme_Heat_Causes_Wildfires_In_Ukraine/2120930.html

  • Dokshytsy (Belarus) max. 35.4 [NEW]
  • Donetsk (Ukraine) 38.1 > 39.1 (100.6 > 102.4)
  • Ezerische (Belarus) max. 35.1 > 36.2 (95.2 > 97.2)
  • Gomel (Belarus) max. 38.4 > 38.9 (101.1 > 102) New national record high for Belarus. (#2)

Prior to 2010, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Belarus was the 38.0°C (100.4°F) in Vasiliyevichy on Aug. 20, 1946.” Climate Progress

http://climateprogress.org/2010/08/09/russia-heat-wave-one-thousand-years-global-warming/

  • Gorki (Belarus) max. 38.7 (101.7) New national record high for Belarus. (#1)
  • Johvi (Estonia) max. 33.7 > 34.6 (92.7 >94.3)
  • Kharkov (Ukraine) max. 39.3 > 39.8 (102.7 >103.6)
  • Kitami (Japan) max 37 > 37.1 (98.6 > 98.8) [NEW]
  • Klichev (Belarus) max. 37.7 (99.9) [NEW]
  • Kostjvkovici (Belarus) max. 37.5 > 38.5 > 38.8 (99.5 > 101.3 > 101.8)
  • Kunda (Estonia) max. 34.4 (93.9) [NEW]
  • Kupyansk (Ukraine) max. 41 (105.8) [NEW]
  • Kursk (Russia) max. 37.2 > 38.4 > 38.5 > 38.8 (99 > 101.1 > 101.3 > 101.8)
  • Lelchitsy (Belarus) max. 38.2 (100.8) [NEW]
  • Lepel (Belarus) max. 34.9 (94.8) [NEW]
  • Marina Gorka (Belarus) max. 36 (96.8) [NEW]
  • Melitipol (Ukraine) max. 41 (105.8) [NEW]
  • Mikkeli (Finland) max. 33.2 (91.8) [NEW]
  • Moscow Bykovo (Russia) max. 39.7 (103.5)

“The death rate in Moscow doubled to 700 people a day.” BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10938215

  • Mozyr (Belarus) max. 36.4 (97.5) [NEW]
  • Mutsu (Japan) max. 34.5 (94.1) [NEW]
  • Narva-Joesuu (Estonia) max. 34.5 >35.4 (94.1 >95.7)
  • Novopskove (Ukraine) max. 40.8 (105.4) [NEW]
  • Orel (Russia) max. 38.7 > 39 > 39.5 (101.7 > 102.2 > 103.1)
  • Polotsk (Belarus) max. 35.8 (96.4) [NEW]
  • Port Au Prince Airport (Haiti) max. 39 (102.2) [NEW]
  • Primosko Atarsk (Russia) max. 40.3 (104.5) [NEW]
  • Roslavi (Russia) max. 36.4 > 36.5 > 37.3 (97.5 > 97.7 > 99.1)
  • Saint Petersburg (Russia) max. 37.1 (98.8) [NEW]
  • Savonlinna (Finland) max. 32.2 (90) [NEW]
  • Senkursk (Russia) max. 35.7 (96.3) [NEW]
  • Senno (Belarus) max. 37 > 37.4 (98.6 > 99.3)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine) max. 39.5 (103.1) [NEW]
  • Slawharad (Belarus) max. 36.8 (98.2) [NEW]
  • St. Petersburg (Russia) max. 35.3 > 37.1 (95.5 > 98.8)
  • Tampere Pirkkala (Finland) max. 32.5 (90.5) [NEW]
  • Tihoreck (Russia) max. 39.7 (103.5) [NEW]
  • Trubcevsk (Russia) max. 37.6 > 37.8 > 38.7 (99.7 > 100 > 101.7)
  • Tula (Russia) max. 39 > 39.2 (102.2 > 102.6)
  • Turku Airport (Finland) max. 32.1 (89.8) [NEW]
  • Tver (Russia) max. 37.3 >38.8 (99.1 > 101.8)
  • Vitebsk (Belarus) max. 37.7 > 37.8 (99.9 > 100)
  • Zaporozhye (Ukraine) 38.9 > 40 (102 > 104)
  • Zlobin (Belarus) max. 37.8 (100) [NEW]

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Source: Extreme temperatures around the world, Updated 11 August 2010.

http://www.mherrera.org/temp.htm