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(Reuters) - Iranian teams have cleaned up an oil slick near field in the northern region of the Gulf that had extended over a six-square-km (2.3 square mile) area, an Iranian maritime official said on Saturday.

The cause of the spill, which occurred on Wednesday, was being investigated, the director general of ports and maritime in Iran's Bushehr Province, Siavash Arjomandzadeh, told the official IRNA news agency.

The cleanup took place near the Abuzar field, Iran's main production area in the Gulf.

An Iranian official had told IRNA on Thursday that it was difficult to determine the cause of the spill because there were several fields belonging to Iran and other countries in the region. He said oil could have leaked from underwater pipelines.

Abuzar oil field, about 75 km (46 miles) west of Iran's Kharg Island, has three main platforms producing between 195,000 to 220,000 barrels per day of oil, IRNA reported, adding 107 wells had been drilled in the field of which 67 still operated.

(Editing by Edmund Blair)

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Record-breaking heat wave continues as Bay Area hits record temps across region

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It was a dangerously hot day across the Bay Area on Friday, as several cities hit record highs.

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Meteorologist Sandhya Patel reports:


  • Gilroy: high of 107, last record was 107 in 1996

  • Half Moon Bay: high of 82, last record was 74 in 1965

  • Kentfield: high of 102, last record was 100 in 2019

  • Napa: high of 104, last record was 100 in 2019

  • Oakland: high of 100, last record was 90 in 2019

  • Redwood City: high of 102, last record was 100 in 2019

  • Richmond: high of 96, last record was 90 in 2019

  • San Francisco: high of 95, last record was 86 in 1995

  • San Jose: high of 103, last record was 98 in 2019

  • Santa Cruz: high of 105, last record was 96 in 1906

  • Santa Rosa: high of 106, last record was 101 in 2019

  • SFO: high of 99, last record was 94 in 2019

The National Weather Service added San Francisco to its list of cities under a Heat Advisory on Friday as the Bay Area braced for day two of a record-breaking heat wave.

An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Pay attention to your body. Each day it becomes more vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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AccuWeather has the details you need to know about heat stroke, a serious health condition, and heat exhaustion, which can precede it.



"In fact, the only place in the Bay Area immune to moderate-to-high heat illness risk is the coast," said Nicco.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says "those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, and people who are ill or on certain medications."

"We have a touch of humidity out there, which makes it even more dangerous because it's harder for your body to cool down," said Nicco. "That humidity is going to start to sliding away, later on tonight and tomorrow, but the heat will remain and as long as that humidity is around we have a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm. The best chance is going to be over the ocean."

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Although Friday is expected to be the hottest day of the heat wave, 100-degree temperatures are expected to continue for days to come.

"Heat warnings will likely be extended through next week, as the heat will hang around for the next seven days," said Nicco.

Watch the latest AccuWeather forecast and take a look at recent weather stories and videos.

HIGHS TODAY:
In record territory for a dozen cities! Please be careful in this extreme heat! #SanFrancisco #BayArea #heatwave #CAheat #BeatTheHeat pic.twitter.com/3xQKOdAOJK

— Sandhya Patel (@SandhyaABC7) August 15, 2020

RECORD SETTING DAY:
Blistering heat pushing temps to record levels today! More are likely tomorrow. #SanFrancisco #BayArea pic.twitter.com/lZEhWAgNo1

— Sandhya Patel (@SandhyaABC7) August 15, 2020

HEAT DANGER:
Excessive Heat Warnings & Heat Advisories up for most areas. Tropical moisture making it muggy. Heat risk high so take it easy! Heres difference between heat stroke & heat exhaustion: https://t.co/oxWuGGhgTs #heatwave #CAheat #SanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/62T5c8PLWq

— Sandhya Patel (@SandhyaABC7) August 14, 2020

Record warm lows & highs today!#crazy #scary #Dangerous #heatwave
And heat doesnt let us relax next 7 days.
Forecast: https://t.co/oMNsIVWJv3 pic.twitter.com/5YpZ7lCA6o

— Mike Nicco (@MikeNiccoABC7) August 14, 2020

Record warm lows & highs today!#crazy #scary #Dangerous #heatwave
And heat doesnt let us relax next 7 days.
Forecast: https://t.co/oMNsIVWJv3 pic.twitter.com/5YpZ7lCA6o

— Mike Nicco (@MikeNiccoABC7) August 14, 2020

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