‘Deadly heatwave’ forecast for southwestern US, forecasters warn

The Independent | Aug 1, 2020 at 6:27 PM
  • An “excessive heat warning” has been issued by the US National Weather Service for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California, including Las Vegas and Phoenix.
  • On Friday, temperatures broke records in some areas, reaching 46C in Phoenix, 50C in Palm Springs and 51.6 (125F) in Death Valley in California.The heatwave is the product of an area of high pressure moving through the southwest US.
  • Due to the climate crisis, dangerous heatwaves are becoming increasingly common.