It reaches 44 degrees in Los Angeles
Southern United States expects a severe heat wave
7/11/2023 4:14 AM
The so-called heat dome will lead to extreme temperatures in several US states in the coming days. In Los Angeles, for example, it should be over 40 degrees. Some authorities warn against outdoor activities.
More than 50 million people in the southern United States are facing a heat wave with extremely high temperatures in the coming days – from California in the southwest to Texas and Florida in the southeast. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a so-called heat dome has formed over the southwestern states, which is why the thermometer will rise to more than 37°C in parts of California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
The National Weather Service warned of extreme temperatures in southern and central California. During the week, temperatures could climb to 44 degrees in parts of Los Angeles County.
The weather service in the desert city of Las Vegas advised to “cancel outdoor activities between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.,” noting that “heat is the most dangerous weather phenomenon in the United States.” The weather service warned that extreme heat with “little or no disturbance at night” would affect anyone who “does not have effective air conditioning and/or an adequate water supply”.
Aside from the high temperatures, it’s the duration of the heat wave that worries experts above all else: In Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, the temperature topped 43 degrees for ten days.
Texas has also been feeling the effects of the heat dome for a long time. In this weather phenomenon, heat is trapped under a huge dome and cannot escape. The Texas city of El Paso on the border with Mexico set a new record with 24 consecutive days with temperatures over 37.7 degrees Celsius, local weather services announced Sunday. A heat warning is also in effect for the Miami area of southern Florida through Wednesday.