Heatwave in USA today. In the blistering heatwave, people are unable to bear record temperatures, experiencing heat above 90 degrees. Some cities are setting daily high-temperature records, Seattle at 91 degrees, and Portland above 95 degrees. This also gave the challenge to energy consumption. This has given the energy bills a spike up to 200% as per NBC news. People who only run fans are not used to running AC because it is too expensive for them. The energy bills are expected to shoot.
Citizens are trying to adjust to the hot climate. It is so sad to know that 800 people died due to a heatwave in July 2021. Portland has recorded all time-high temperature of 116 degrees.
Citing the rising temperatures Oregon authorities are assuming the possibility of more heat-related deaths. Environmental change is giving a boost to longer heatwaves n the Pacific Northwest area. The Northwest Pacific region has never ever experienced this many long heatwaves in history. Many countries like U.S. are facing climate change issues. Recently the UK also reported a growing threat of heatwave
How long is the current heatwave going to last?
As per the national weather service heatwaves are expected to cool beginning Monday. It is expected to blow in colder air from the Pacific.
Source credit: Los Angeles Times
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