The Heatwave Is Over – The Disaster Continues

Posted on August 19, 2010

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No new temperature records have been set worldwide for at least three or four days now, so I guess the heatwave of 2010 has finally ended.  However, the climate system which caused the heatwave leaves in its wake devastated economies, devastated countries, and ongoing disasters.  15 to 20 million people have been rendered homeless in Pakistan.  10s of thousands of people are dead.  Two of the four major wheat exporters in the world may not be exporting wheat this year.

Soberly, the weather we have been seeing this summer is set to become the typical climate for this planet.  And if we don’t do something real, double-quick, and on a planetary basis, it’s going to get a lot worse.  That’s what the scientists and every major scientific body on the planet is saying anyway.

And the climate change deniers still deny.

These are my cumulative files on the heatwave, high temperature records and addenda, to August 19.

Abadan (Iran) max. 52 (125.6) * Abdaly (Kuwait) max. 52.6 (126.7) New national record high for Kuwait 14 June 2010 * Agadez (Niger) max. 47.1 (116.8) * Aginskoe (Russia) max. 39.7 (103.5) * Agzu (Russia) max. 39.8 (103.6) * Al Salmi (Kuwait) 49.6 (121.3) * Alajarvi (Finland) max. 33.6 (92.5) * Alatyr (Russia) max. 39.2 > 39.4 (102.6 > 102.9) * Aleksandrovskij Zavod (Russia) max. 38.1 (100.6) * Anjala (Finland) max. 33.5 (92.3) * Arar (Saudi Arabia) max. 49 (120.2) * Baguio (Philippines) max. 30 (86) * Balasov (Russia) max. 41.5 (106.7) * Baoqing (China) max. 38.3 (100.9)

Barmer (China) max. 49.1 (120.4) * Basra (Iraq) max. 52 (125.6) New national record high for Iraq 14 June 2010 * Bauerfield (Vanuatu) max. 35.6 (96.1) New national record high for Vanuatu 1 December 2009 * Bayaan Ovo (Mongolia) max. 40.2 (104.4) * Belogorsk (Russia) max. 42.3 (108.1) New territorial record high for Asian Russia25 June 2010 * Belovodsk (Ukraine) 41.2 (106.2)

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) * Bilma (Niger) max. 48.2 (118.8) New national record high for Niger 23 June 2010 * Birni N’Konni (Niger) max. 47 (116.6)

Niger. Predictions of rising temperature are more confident. The consequence will be significant falls in crop yields for the period beyond 2020 due to shorter growing seasons.”  OneWorld.net

http://uk.oneworld.net/guides/niger/climate-change

Bobrusyr (Belarus) max. 38 (100.4) * Bogorodskoe (Russia) max. 37.1 > 38.7 > 39 (97.8 > 101.7 > 102.2) * Bogucar (Russia) max. 41.6 > 41.9 (106.9 > 107.4) * Bologoe (Russia) max. 35.7 > 35.8 (96.3 > 96.4) * Borzja (Russia) max. 41.4 (106.5)

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) * Buzuluk (Russia) max. 39.3 > 39.9 (102.7 > 103.8) * Cape Nelson (Australia) max. 42.4 (108.3) * Cartago (Costa Rica) max. 30.8 (87.4) * Cerepovec (Russia) max. 35.7 > 36.2 (96.3 >97.2) * Cernuska (Russia) max. 36.1 > 37.5 (97 > 99.5) * Changde (China) max. 40.3 (104.5) * Chechersk (Belarus) max. 36.8 > 38.5 (98.2 > 101.3) * Chernobyl (Ukraine) max. 38.4 (101.1)

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

Chita (Russia) max. 38.8 (101.8) * Choibalsan (Mongolia) max. 41.2 (106.2) * Chornomors’Ke (Ukraine) max. 41.2 (106.2) * Dalanzadgad (Mongolia) max. 39.9 (103.8) * Dammam Airport (Saudi Arabia) max. 50.3 (122.5) * Devonport Airport (Australia) max. 33.2 (91.8) * Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) max. 40.9

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

Doha Airport (Qatar) max. 50.4 (122.7) New national record high for Qatar (in official stations) 14 July 2010 * Dokshytsy (Belarus) max. 35.4 * Donetsk (Ukraine) 38.1 > 39.1 (100.6 > 102.4) * Dongola (Sudan) max. 49.7 (121.5) New national record high for Sudan 22 June 2010 * Ejin Qui (China) max. 42.9 (109.2)

More than 10,000 soldiers and rescuers combed through the mountains of mud that buried a remote area of the northwest province of Gansu at the weekend, killing 1117 people by the latest count and leaving more than 600 others missing.” NewsMail 12 August 2010

http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2010/08/12/rain-threatens-china-disaster-zone/

Elat’Ma (Russia) max. 38.3 > 39 > 39.3 (100.9 > 102.2 > 102.7) * Elec (Russia) max. 38.5 > 38.7 > 39.8 > 41.1 (101.3 > 101.7 > 103.6 > 106) * Ersov (Russia) max. 41.2 (106.2) * Esperance (Australia) max. 46.9 (116.4) * Esperance Airport (Australia) max. 46.4 (115.5) * Ezerische (Belarus) max. 35.1 > 36.2 (95.2 > 97.2) * Fara (Afghanistan) max. 49.9 (121.8) New national record high for Afghanistan. August 2009 * Faya (Chad) max. 47.6 (117.7) New national record high for Chad (recorded under standard conditions) 22 June 2010 * Franklin (Virginia,USA) max. 42.2 (108) * Gaya (Niger) max. 45 (113) * Georgetown (Ascension) max. 34.9 (94.8) New territorial record high for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 25 March 2010 * Gomel (Belarus) max. 38.4 > 38.9 (101.1 > 102) New national record high for Belarus. (#2) * Gorki (Belarus) max. 38.7 (101.7) New national record high for Belarus. (#1)

 

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/

 

Hailar (Russia) max. 39.5 (103.1) * Halsua (Finland) max. 33.3 (91.9) * Hameenlinna (Finland) max. 33.4 (92.1) * Hanbogd (Mongolia) max. 42.2 (108) * Heinola (Finland) max. 34.9 (94.8) * Helsinky Vantaa (Finland) max. 33.7 (92.7) * Hewanorra Airport (Santa Lucia) max. 33.3 (91.9) * Honiara Henderson (Solomon Islands) max. 36.1 (97) New national record high for Solomon Islands (recorded under standard conditions) 1 February 2010 * Hopetoun North (Australia) max. 48 (118.4) * Hyvinkaa (Finland) max. 34 > 34.1 (93.2 > 93.4) * Idar (India) max. 48.5 (119.3) * Ilomantsi (Finland) max. 34.8 > 34.9 (94.6 > 94.8) * Ilorin (Nigeria) max. 40.1 (104.2) * Izhevsk (Russia) max. 37 (98.6) * Jacup (Australia) max. 46.1 (115) * Jahra (Kuwait) max. 51.8 (125.2) * Jamsa (Finland) max. 32.9 > 34.4 (91.2 > 93.9) * Jaskul (Russia) max. 44 (111.2) New national record high for Russia (international stations) 11 July 2010 * Jeddah Airport (Saudi Arabia) max. 52 (125.6) New national record high for Saudi Arabia 22 June 2010 * Joensuu Airport Liperi (Finland) max. 37.2 (99) New national record high for Finland 29 July 2010 * Joensuu Linnunlahti (Finland) max. 36.8 (98.2) * Johvi (Estonia) max. 33.7 > 34.6 (92.7 >94.3) * Jubilejnaja (Russia) max. 35.2 (95.4) * Juuka (Finland) max. 34.5 (94.1) * Jvaskyla Airport (Finland) max. 34.2 (93.6) * Kajaani (Finland) max. 34.5 (94.1) * Kajlastuj (Russia) max. 41.3 (106.3) * Kalac (Russia) max. 41.5 > 41.7 (106.7 > 107.1) * Kalewa (Myanmar) max. 45 (113) * Kamysin (Russia) max. 41.5 (106.7) * Kano (Nigeria) max. 43.6 (110.5) * Kauhava (Finland) max 33.5 (92.3) * Kawthoung (Myanmar) max. 39.5 (103.1) * Kazan (Russia) max. 38.3 > 39 (100.9 > 102.2)

Low rainfall and hot temperatures damaged 32 percent of the country’s grain crops, said Russian Agriculture Minister, Yelena Skrynnik on July 23.” NASA Earth Observatory.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44743

Kharkov (Ukraine) max. 39.3 > 39.8 (102.7 >103.6) * Kirs (Russia) max. 36.5 (97.7) * Kitami (Japan) max 37 > 37.1 (98.6 > 98.8) * Klichev (Belarus) max. 37.7 (99.9) * Kojnas (Russia) max. 35.2 (95.4) * Kokemaki (Finland) max. 32.9 (91.2) * Kostjvkovici (Belarus) max. 37.5 > 38.5 > 38.8 (99.5 > 101.3 > 101.8) * Kotlas (Russia) max. 35.5 (95.9) * Koz’Modem’Jansk (Russia) max. 36.9 > 38.3 (98.4 > 100.9) * Krisiinankaupunki (Finland) max. 33.4 (92.1) * Kruunupyy (Finland) max. 32.5 > 34.3 (90.5 > 93.7) * Kuhmo (Finland) max. 35.3 > 35.4 (95.5 > 95.7) * Kunda (Estonia) max. 34.4 (93.9) * Kuopio Airport (Finland) max. 33.8 (92.8) * Kuopio Ritoniemi (Finland) max. 35.5 (95.9) * Kupyansk (Ukraine) max. 41 (105.8) * Kursk (Russia) max. 37.2 > 38.4 > 38.5 > 38.8 (99 > 101.1 > 101.3 > 101.8) * Kushiro (Japan) max. 32.4 (91.1) * Kuwait City (Kuwait) max. 51.6 (124.9)

The seawater temperature in Kuwait Bay has been increasing at three times the global average rate since 1985, putting local fish stocks under pressure.” 23 Dec 2009 The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091223/FOREIGN/712229866/1138/OPINION

Kyra (Russia) max. 39.2 (102.6) * Lagos Ikeja (Nigeria) max. 37.3 (99.1) * Lahti (Finland) max. 35 (95) * Lammi Evo (Finland) max. 34.2 > 34.6 (93.6 > 94.3) * Lappeenranta (Finland) max. 34.6 (94.3) * Learmonth Airport (Australia) max. 48.9 (120) * Lefkoniko (Cyprus) max. 46.6 (115.9) New national record high for Cyprus. 1 August 2010

As the heat wave that has hit Cyprus continued, the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance had issued on Monday a warning, ordering employers to ask their staff to stop working for four hours, from noon until 1600, if their job involves exposure to sunlight.”

http://www.famagusta-gazette.com

Lelchitsy (Belarus) max. 38.2 (100.8) * Lepel (Belarus) max. 34.9 (94.8) * Lingling (China) max. 40.3 (104.5) * Lodeynoeye (Russia) max. 36.7 (98.1) * Lohja (Finland) max. 31.1 (88) * Lukhansk (Ukraine) max. 41.3 (106.3) New national record high for Ukraine (tie 2007) 1 August 2010 * Lukhansk (Ukraine) max. 42 (107.6) New national record high for Ukraine 12 August 2010

“…the global impact of the European heat wave will come through the wheat market. The major source of uncertainty is the supply, or lack of it, from the Black Sea region, especially from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.” – Wall St. Journal.

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB30001424052748703545604575406744149559092.html

Lukojanov (Russia) max. 38.8 > 39.2 (101.8 > 102.6) * Lund (Sweden) max. 34.3 (93.7) * Ma’an (Jordan) max. 43.5 (110.3) * Maaninka (Finland) max. 35 (95) * Mae Hong Son (Thailand) max. 44 (111.2) * Maine Soroa (Niger) max. 46.2 (115.2) * Makusino (Russia) max. 36.9 (98.4) * Marina Gorka (Belarus) max. 36 (96.8) * Meiktila (Myanmar) max. 44 (111.2) * Melitipol (Ukraine) max. 41 (105.8) * Mikkeli (Finland) max. 33.2 (91.8) * Minquin (China) max. 41.7 (107.1) * Mogilev (Belarus) max. 36.8 (98.2) * Mohe (China) max. 39.3 (102.7) * Mohenjo-daro (Pakistan) max. 53.5 (128.3) New national record high for Pakistan Highest temperature ever recorded in Asia. 26 May 2010

Weeks after massive downpours first battered northern Pakistan, submerging tens of thousands of square miles, killing about 1,500 people and leaving millions homeless, those floodwaters are still sweeping downriver and through the south, adding one more layer of misery to people long accustomed to hardship.” Yahoo!News 18 August 2010

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100818/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_floods

The flooding has also renewed fears that Taliban forces, who mostly melted away into the hillsides and villages on the outskirts of Swat as government troops launched their offensive, might now seize on the disorder to re-establish a foothold.”  New York Times, 18 August 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/20/world/asia/20swat.html?ref=world

Devastating flooding that has swamped one-fifth of Pakistan and left millions homeless is likely the worst natural disaster to date attributable to climate change, U.N. officials and climatologists are now openly saying.

 

“Most experts are still cautioning against tying any specific event directly to emissions of greenhouse gases. But scientists at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva say there’s no doubt that higher Atlantic Ocean temperatures contributed to the disaster begun late last month.”

 

“Atmospheric anomalies that led to the floods are also directly related to the same weather phenomena that a caused the record heat wave in Russia and flooding and mudslides in western China, said Ghassem Asrar, director of the World Climate Research Programme and WMO. And if the forecasts by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are correct, then Pakistan’s misery is just a sign of more to come, said Asrar.” New York Times, 18 August 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/08/18/18climatewire-pakistan—-a-sad-new-benchmark-in-climate-re-4283.html

Monywa (Myanmar) max. 45.8 (114.4) * Moscow Baltschug (Russia) max. 39 (102.2) * 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

Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) max. 39 (102.2)

An employee of a Moscow morgue said they were usually receiving 20 dead bodies a day, but the number had doubled or even tripled during the recent three or four weeks, The Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper said.” Pravda Ru

http://english.pravda.ru/russia/economics/09-08-2010/114537-moscow_death-0

Moscow Observatory (Russia) max. 38.2 (100.8)

 

Moscow.Peat bog fires on the outskirts of the city have also meant that on several days the capital has been shrouded in acrid smog.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-declares-emergency-as-forest-fires-rage-2041695.html

Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) max. 37.7 (99.9) * Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) max. 37.3 > 37.4 > 38.1 (99.1 > 99.3 > 100.6)

Mount Lofty (Australia) max. 37 (98.6) * Mozyr (Belarus) max. 36.4 (97.5) * Mutsu (Japan) max. 34.5 (94.1) * Myingyan (Myanmar) max. 46.5 (115.7) * Myinmu (Myanmar) max. 46.5 (115.7) New national record high for Myanmar * Myinmu (Myanmar) max. 47.2 (117) New national record high for Myanmar Highest temperature ever recorded in Southeast Asia. 14 May 2010 * Narva-Joesuu (Estonia) max. 34.5 >35.4 (94.1 >95.7) * Nawabshah (Pakistan) max. 52.2 (126)

Naypyitaw (Myanmar) max. 44.5 (112.1) * Ndjamena Airport (Chad) max. 46 (114.8) * Niamey Aero (Niger) max. 46.2 (115.2) * Nicosia Airport (Cyprus) max 45 (113) * Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia) max. 38.3 (100.9)

“Two more bodies were discovered Sunday in a burnt-out village in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the emergency ministry’s regional branch said, raising the official death toll to 30.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100801/wl_afp/russiaheatwavefire

Nolinsk (Russia) max. 36.9 > 37.3 (98.4 > 99.1) * Novopskove (Ukraine) max. 40.8 (105.4) * Nukunonu (Tokelau, New Zealand) max. 35.6 (96.1) New territorial record high for Tokelau 17 January 2010 * Nurmes (Finland) max. 34.5 * Nurmijarvi (Finland) max. 33 > 33.6 (91.4 > 92.5) * Olovjannaja (Russia) max. 41.4 (106.5) * Oparino (Russia) max. 35.3 (95.5) * Orel (Russia) max. 38.7 > 39 > 39.5 (101.7 > 102.2 > 103.1) * Orsha (Belarus) max. 38.2 (100.8) * Ouesso (Congo Brazzaville) max. 38 (100.4) * Oulu Airport (Finland) max. 33 (91.4) * Oymyakon (Russia) max. 34.6 (94.3) * Pad Idan (Pakistan) max. 52.5 (126.5) * Pakokku (Myanmar) max. 45.1 (113.2) * Parikkala (Finland) max. 33.1 (91.6) * Penza (Russia) max. 40 > 40.6 > 40.7 (104 > 105.1 > 105.3) * Petrozavodsk (Russia) max. 33.9 (93) * Phalodi (India) max. 49.6 (121.3) * Pinega (Russia) max. 34.6 (94.3) * Polotsk (Belarus) max. 35.8 (96.4) * Pori (Finland) max. 33.4 (92.1) * Port Au Prince Airport (Haiti) max. 39 (102.2) * Port Fairy (Australia) max. 44.3 (111.7) * Port Sudan (Sudan) max. 48.6 (119.5) * Prat’s Gill (Paraguay) max. 45 (113) New national record high for Paraguay. 14 November 2009 * Priargunsk (Russia) max. 41.5 (106.7) * Primosko Atarsk (Russia) max. 40.3 (104.5) * Prome (Myanmar) max. 43.7 (110.7) * Puerto Carreno (Colombia) max. 40.6 (105.1) * Puerto Salgar (Colombia) max. 42.2 (108) New national record high for Colombia (recorded under standard conditions) 4 February 2010 * Pugachev (Russia) max. 42.7 (108.9) * Puolanka (Finland) max. 33.1 > 33.3 (91.6 > 91.9) * Puumala (Finland) max. 33.9 > 34.1 (93 > 93.4) * Pyhajarvi (Finland) max. 33.3 (91.9) * Quito (Ecuador) max. 27.3 (81.1) * Raahe (Finland) max. 33.5 (92.3) * Raqqa (Syria) max. 46.7 (116.1)

Syria.According to government and UN estimates, 1.3 million people have been affected by drought over the past three years, 95 percent of whom are from the governorates of al-Hassake, Dayr al-Zawr and al-Raqqa.” Middle East Online, June 29, 2010

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=39827

Rautavaara (Finland) max. 35.6 (96.1) * Reboly (Russia) max. 35.5 (95.9) * Rjazan “Razan’” (Russia) max. 38.9 > 39.2 > 39.5 (102 > 102.6 > 103.1)

Roslavi (Russia) max. 36.4 > 36.5 > 37.3 (97.5 > 97.7 > 99.1) * Rostov Na Donu (Russia) max. 40.1 (104.2) * Ruoqiang (China) max. 43.8 (110.8) * Rwaished (Jordan) max. 47.2 (117) * Rybinsk (Russia) max 37.2 * Safawi (Jordan) max. 47.2 (117) * Saikhan Ovoo (Mongolia) max. 39.3 (99) * Sakun’Ja (Russia) max. 36.6 (97.9) * Salo Karkka (Finland) max. 32.7 (90.9) * Samara (Russia) max. 41 > 41.5 > 42.5 (105.8 > 106.7 > 108.5) * San Antonio del Tachira (Venezuela) max. 40 (104) * Savonlinna (Finland) max. 32.2 (90) * Segeza (Russia) max. 35 (95) * Seinajoki (Finland) max. 33.6 (92.5) * Sejmchan (Russia) max. 35.9 (96.6) * Senkursk (Russia) max. 35.7 (96.3) * Senno (Belarus) max. 37 > 37.4 (98.6 > 99.3) * Serafimovic (Russia) max. 41.4 (106.5) * Sergach (Russia) max. 40.3 (104.5) * Shaoyang (China) max. 40.2 (104.4) * Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) max. 46 (114.8) * Shilka (Russia) max. 41.4 (106.5) * Siam Reap (Cambodia) max. 41 (105.8) * Sibi (Pakistan) max. 53 (127.4) * Simferopol (Ukraine) max. 39.5 (103.1) * Simla (India) max. 32.4 (90.3) * Slavgorod (Belarus) max. 37.8 (100) * Slawharad (Belarus) max. 36.8 (98.2) * Smolensk (Russia) max. 34.4 > 37.2 (93.9 > 99) * Songkhla (Thailand) max. 38.6 (101.5) * Sortavala (Russia) max. 35.4 (95.7) * Sotkamo (Finland) max. 33.9 (93) * Sredne-Kolymsk (Russia) max. 36.7 (98) * Srednikan (Russia) max. 36 (96.8) * Sretensk (Russia) max. 41.3 (106.3) * St. Petersburg (Russia) max. 35.3 > 37.1 (95.5 > 98.8)

August 9, 2010. “This morning the smog enveloped St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.” Pravda Ru

http://english.pravda.ru/russia/economics/09-08-2010/114537-moscow_death-0

Suhinici (Russia) max. 37.2 > 37.8 (99 > 100) * Sura (Russia) max. 35.1 (95.2) * Surat Thani (Thailand) max. 39.8 (103.6) * Susuman (Russia) max. 35 (95) * Svobodnyj (Russia) max. 42 (107.6) * Syzran (Russia) max. 39 > 39.8 > 40.4 (102.2 > 103.6 > 104.7) * Tabuk (Saudi Arabia) max. 46 (115) * Tambov (Russia) max. 38.8 > 41.1 (101.8 > 106) * Tampere Pirkkala (Finland) max. 32.5 (90.5) * Tha Wang Pha (Thailand) max. 42.5 (108.5) * Theinzayet (Myanmar) max. 43.5 (110.3) * Thong Pha Phum (Thailand) max. 43 (109.4) * Tihoreck (Russia) max. 39.7 (103.5) * Tihvin (Russia) max. 37.8 (100) * Tillabery (Niger) max. 46.8 (116.2) * Tohmajarvi (Finland) max. 32.5 (90.5) * Tohmajarvi Kemie (Finland) max. 35.4 (95.7) * Trubcevsk (Russia) max. 37.6 > 37.8 > 38.7 (99.7 > 100 > 101.7) * Tula (Russia) max. 39 > 39.2 (102.2 > 102.6) * Tungokocen (Russia) max. 37.7 (99.9) * Turku Airport (Finland) max. 32.1 (89.8) * Tuyoq (China) max. 48.7 (119.7) * Tuyugou Canyon (China) max. 50 (122) * Tver (Russia) max. 37.3 >38.8 (99.1 > 101.8) * Ulan Ude (Russia) max. 40 (104) * Ulety (Russia) max. 39.5 (103.1) * Ulyanovsk (Russia) max. 38.9 > 39.3 (102 > 102.7) * Underkhaan (Mongolia) max. 41 (105.8) * Urjupino (Russia) max. 40 (104) * Urmi (Russia) max. 38.9 (102) * Ust Kara (Russia) max. 42.7 (108.9) New territorial record high for Asian Russia. 2 August 2010 * Ust Moma (Russia) max. 37.8 (100) * Utta (Russia) max. 45.4 (113.7) New national record high for Russia (unofficial.) 2 August 2010 * Utti Airport (Finland) max. 33.1 > 34.5 (91.6 > 94.1) * Valtimo (Finland) max. 34.8 (94.1) * Vantaa (Finland) max. 33.6 (92.5) * Ventspils (Latvia) max. 34.1 (93.4) * Verescagino (Russia) max. 38.2 (100.8) * Vesanto (Finland) max. 34.2 (93.6) * Vierema (Finland) max. 33.7 (92.7) * Vihti (Finland) max. 33.8 (92.8) * Viitasaari (Finland) max. 33.9 (93) * Villahermosa (Mexico) max. 43.5 (110.3) * Villavieja (Colombia) max. 42 (107.6) * Vilsandi (Estonia) max. 32.3 (90.1) * Vinh (Vietnam) max. 40.7 (105.3) * Visby (Sweden) max. 33.7 (92.7) * Vitebsk (Belarus) max. 37.7 > 37.8 (99.9 > 100) * Vjaz ma (Russia) max. 37.9 > 38.1 (100.2 > 100.6)

More than 50 people have died in the wildfires across Russia, and more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed.” Associated Press.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iX-16FttPkCulMdckFjFJyOJCXlAD9HKJ1VO0

Volgograd (Russia) max. 40.6 > 41.1 (105.1 > 106) * Voronezh (Russia) max. 40.1 (104.2)

Russia forest fires spread in record heatwave.  “In the Voronezh region, one of those worst-hit, almost 600 people have been left homeless.”

 

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view/20100802-284457/Russia-forest-fires-spread-in-record-heatwave

 

Vozega (Russia) max. 35.5 (95.9) * Vyborg (Russia) max. 34.6 (94.3) * West Bay (Cayman Islands) max. 34.9 (94.8)  New national record high for Cayman Islands 4 and 5 September 2009 * Wide Awake Field (Ascension,United Kingdom) max. 32.5 (90.5) * Williamsburg AP (Virginia,USA) max. 42.8 (109) * Yangon (Myanmar) max. 42.5 (108.5) * Yichun (China) max. 40.2 (104.4) * Ylivieska (Finland) max. 33.5 (92.3) * Yopal (Colombia) max. 38.4 (101.1) * Zametcino (Russia) max. 41.1 (106) * Zamyn Uud (Mongolia) max. 42.4 (108.3) * Zaporozhye (Ukraine) 38.9 > 40 > 40.2 (102 > 104 > 104.4) * Zlobin (Belarus) max. 37.8 (100) * Zyrjanka (Russia) max. 37.4 (99.3)

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Source: Extreme temperatures around the world, 30July2010. Updated 3 & 7 & 11 & 13 & 16 August2010.

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

Supplemented by Climate Progress:

http://climateprogress.org/2010/07/20/how-hot-is-jeff-masters-heat-waves-global-warming/

http://climateprogress.org/2010/08/19/energy-and-global-warming-news-for-august-19th-pakistan-is-new-benchmark-in-climate-related-disasters-windstalks-harvest-wind-energy-in-a-field/