Heat waves of 2022

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This page documents notable heat waves worldwide in 2022.

Heat waves[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 10-16: Several countries of South America were hit by a severe heatwave. Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and certain parts of Brazil experienced experience extreme temperatures, with Argentina suffering the worse impacts.[1] According to WMO it affected water, energy supply, and agriculture.[2] Buenos Aires reached 41 °C (106 °F) and over 700,000 people lost power there.[3] Parts of the country reached 45 °C (113 °F).[4][5]
  • January 14: In Australia, the town of Onslow, the temperature hit 50.7 °C (123.3 °F). If verified the record high is tied with the record high in South America, as the highest in the Southern Hemisphere.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aires, Reuters (2022-01-14). "'Another hellish day': South America sizzles in record summer temperatures". the Guardian. Retrieved 2022-01-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ WMO [@wmo] (January 12, 2022). "#Argentina's #heatwave is impacting health, energy and water supplies, agriculture (and more). It reached 41.1°C in the capital Buenos Aires at 1600 yesterday, per @SMN_Argentina. Córdoba recorded temperature of 42.5°C. #Climatechange increases intensity and frequency of heatwaves" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Buenos Aires hits 106 degrees amid severe South American heat wave, Washington Post, January 12, 2022
  4. ^ Power grid fails as Argentina hit by record-breaking heatwave, Independent, January 12, 2022
  5. ^ Aires, Reuters in Buenos (2022-01-14). "'Another hellish day': South America sizzles in record summer temperatures". the Guardian. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  6. ^ Australia hits 123 degrees, tying highest temperature on record in Southern Hemisphere, Washington Post, January 13, 2022