October 20, 2021

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New heat wave in the United States, fire operations in Canada

The United States is likely to break new temperature records as several regions in the west of the country and their 30 million people are affected by heat waves, the second in a few weeks.

In neighboring Canada, authorities have announced emergency measures to prevent wildfiresExtreme weather“The number of fires in the province of British Columbia rose to 298 on Sunday, 50 of which started in the last two days.

Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least two places in the western United States“The National Weather Service (NWS) warned on Sunday.

For their part, the Canadian Meteorological Service said the maximum temperature in the west of the country is approaching 32 degrees Celsius, which is above seasonal norms.

47.2 degrees in Las Vegas

In the United States, the thermometer soared over most of the Pacific edge over the weekend and over large areas west of the Rockies.

According to the NWS, Las Vegas reached its all-time high of 47.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday, reaching the city in the middle of the Nevada desert for the first time in 1942 and three times since 2005.

Mercury is expected to drop slightly to 52.2 degrees Celsius (126 degrees Fahrenheit) in Death Valley, California on Sunday.

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