Jul 31, 2020
Spain sets temperature records in heatwave, UK swelters
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MADRID (AP) — As parts of Spain set record temperatures during a heatwave, U.K. residents were sweltering Friday on what was expected to be the country’s hottest day this year.
San Sebastian on Spain’s northern coast witnessed 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday — the hottest temperature there since records began in 1955, the national weather agency said.
The city of Palma, on Spain’s Mediterranean island of Mallorca, set a local record of 40.6 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday.
The Spanish weather agency, Aemet, said tropical nights— when temperatures do not fall below 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) — were also frequent in many parts of Spain in July.
“Climate change is increasing the frequency of heatwaves,” it said, adding that the annual number of days in heatwave conditions has doubled since the 1980s.
To the north, the Met Office, Britain’s official forecaster, said temperatures could reach 36 degrees Celsius (96 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Friday, especially in the east and southeast of the country. It warned of thunderstorms.
The U.K. hot spell was not expected to last, however, as a weather front moving in from the west was forecast to lower temperatures on Saturday.
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How hot can the inside of a car get in 10 minutes?
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We've all heard the devastating stories about children dying after they've been left inside a parked car on a hot day.
RELATED: Heat stroke or heat exhaustion: Do you know the difference?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 700 children left in cars died from heatstroke from 1998 to 2016. And of those deaths, 376 were children "forgotten" by a caregiver.
No child should die this way! How do we bring this number down to zero? #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby pic.twitter.com/PYD84Atyjz— NHTSA (@NHTSAgov) August 1, 2017
But, researchers at Stanford say that "even on a relatively cool day, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly spike to life-threatening levels if the sun is out."
Here's a look at just how hot it can get:
- When it's 70 degrees outside it can get to 89 degrees inside after 10 minutes and 104 after 30 minutes
- When it's 75 degrees outside it can get to 94 degrees inside after 10 minutes and 109 after 30 minutes
- When it's 80 degrees outside it can get to 99 degrees inside after 10 minutes and 114 after 30 minutes
- When it's 85 degrees outside it can get to 104 degrees inside after 10 minutes and 119 after 30 minutes
- When it's 90 degrees outside it can get to 109 degrees inside after 10 minutes and 124 after 30 minutes
- When it's 95 degrees outside it can get to 114 degrees inside after 10 minutes and 129 after 30 minutes
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