What is a heat dome? Explaining the phenomenon behind Canada's heatwave

Dozens of people have died in Canada since last week due to record high temperatures which have hit highs of over 46°C. According to the Met Office, the ongoing heatwave is a result of a pressure system which isn't moving. We take a closer look at the phenomenon known as a heat dome.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting