‘Fireball’ map shows deadly heatwave gripping the world as Britain roasts

Rob Waugh
Temperatures are soaring around the world (Climate Reanalyzer)

A map from Climate Reanalyzer, shows forecasted temperatures around the world today – as a freak heatwave grips huge areas of our planet.

Britain is bracing for temperatures as high as 36.7C today, the peak of a lingering heatwave which has seen green grass turn yellow across the country.

In Japan, a heatwave has seen temperatures hit 41C, with at least 65 deaths and more than 22,000 people hospitalised with heatstroke.

In Canada, more than 70 people are thought to have died.

The sun rises at Cullercoats Bay on Engalnd’s north east coast, Thursday July 26, 2018. Temperatures are expected to hit 35C (95 Fahrenheit) today as the heatwave continues across the UK. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

The map is based on forecasts from the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) model, and measures temperatures 6ft above sea level, according to the Daily Mirror.

MPs have warned that the current heatwave could become ‘the new normal’ for British summers by 2040 due to climate change.

The heatwave shows no sign of slowing down (PA)

The Environmental Audit Committee warns that there could be 7,000 heat related deaths annually by the year 2050.

Scientists are wary of attributing single weather events to climate change – but climate change makes extreme weather events more likely.


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In the past 30 years, Earth’s annual temperature has risen 0.54 degrees Celsius according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Brits bask in the sunshine at Bournemouth beach (PA)

Polar regions have lost billions of tons of ice; sea levels have been raised by trillions of gallons of water.

The Northern Hemisphere has warmed more than the Southern, the land faster than the ocean.

Climate scientists point to the Arctic as the place where climate change is most noticeable with dramatic sea ice loss, a melting Greenland ice sheet, receding glaciers and thawing permafrost.

The Arctic has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the world.