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Spare a Cool Thought for India After Hottest Day Ever

It hit 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday in Rajasthan state

(Newser) - A city in the Indian state of Rajasthan just broke the mercury and recorded the country's highest temperature ever, the Guardian reports. Per a director in the nation's meteorological department, Phalodi reached 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, breaking the previous record of 123.1 degrees set in... More »

Okla.'s July Was Hottest US Month on Record

Texas also set its own record for hottest July

(Newser) - Sweltering may have reached a new record last month, as Oklahoma racked up the country's highest monthly average temperature ever. That's the highest average temperature, for any month, for any state, associate Oklahoma state climatologist Gary McManus said. According to automated weather recording instruments, the state's average... More »

July Broke, Tied 2,676 Heat Records

At its worst, heat wave scorched 32 states last month

(Newser) - If you live anywhere in the "eastern two-thirds of the United States," you may have noticed that last month was hot. Really hot. So hot that high temperatures broke or tied 2,676 records, which is nearly twice the number from the same period last year, according to... More »

US Sizzling in Record Heat

Fireworks canceled as skiers hit slopes above sweating throngs

(Newser) - The US is still sizzling in triple-digit temperatures as record heat threatens fireworks displays. Santa Barbara County has set up special cooling centers in libraries, senior centers and other community facilities as California struggles in 100+ degree heat, along with much of the Southwest and the lower Mississippi Valley. Several... More »

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