Forecasters said temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 46 degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of the city’s all-time record.Sunday, 30 June, 2013, 3:05pm
The municipal government plans to buy 5,000 electric vehicles this year, the Beijing Times reports. Most of the vehicles will be used by civil servants or bus companies for public transport.11 Mar 2013 - 6:14am
It was so hot that ...
On Heping Road in Tianjin , high temperatures mean big business. Cold drinks have almost sold out because of the high demand.
'From 9.30am to noon, we sold more than 100 boxes of ice-lollies,' one cold drink shop manager said. 'That's twice as much as usual.'5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
People may be weary of the heat and eager for cooler temperatures, but there is little sign of that happening soon as the Observatory reports that the city has reached its second longest very hot weather warning.8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Feeling the heat? No wonder. This month has already seen the most 'very hot' days - when the temperature has soared past 33 degrees Celsius - of any August for more than 30 years. And it's not over yet.28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Calls for a national law to protect workers in unbearable temperatures have been made again after a heatwave left half of the mainland toiling in near 40-degree heat.
From Xinjiang to Anhui, 13 provinces in northern and central China experienced temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, and yesterday the heatwave spread to four more provinces.26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Life this past year has been like Waiting for Godot - awaiting sunny weather that never arrives. Now, after 13 inglorious months since the hot April last year, the first prolonged spell of sunshine is here. For seven days, Londoners have basked in temperatures of up to 27 degrees Celsius.14 May 2008 - 12:00am
Thunderstorms that lashed Hong Kong yesterday trapped campers and prompted the Observatory to hoist the amber rainstorm warning between 3.55am and 5.30am. In Tai Po, firemen led to safety 23 campers trapped by floodwater in Plover Cove country park.7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
The stifling month-long heatwave ended yesterday with a thunderstorm and downpour that finally brought temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius.
The very hot weather warning was cancelled at noon yesterday after being in force for a record 12 days, or 286 hours, since July 24.6 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
The mainland's former weather chief has warned hundreds of high-level Guangdong officials, including the party boss Zhang Dejiang, that global warming poses major challenges to the province's economy and society, according to mainland media.14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
'I'm not getting on there, it's roasting. Can't you do something about it?' 'Sorry love, at the next stop I'll peel back the roof and serve chilled lemonade. How's that?' Such wit went unrewarded. The woman refused to get on.24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
At least 39 people have died in a heatwave in Guangzhou, Xinhua has reported.
The youngest victim was a 20-year-old, who died of dehydration while working a night shift on Friday.
Of those who died on Thursday and Friday, 27 were elderly people suffering from chronic diseases. The oldest was a 93-year-old who died at home.4 Jul 2004 - 12:00am
THE highest temperature this year, 33.7 degrees Celsius, was recorded yesterday - and the heat wave is expected to continue today.
The Observatory warned people to beware of heatstroke and said that today would continue to be very hot with the temperatures expected to reach 33 degrees.25 Jul 1999 - 12:00am
Beijing's heat wave has claimed nine lives in one hospital on the same day.
Hospitals have issued health warnings saying the old and sick are particularly at risk from sunstroke, dehydration and diarrhoea.17 Jul 1997 - 12:00am