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Siberian Arctic sets record for June heat as wildfires spread

Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June, more than 5 degrees Celsius (9°F) above normal, in a heatwave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known.

Wildfires break out in Britain as temperatures hit record levels

Firefighters battled a series of wildfires in Britain on Wednesday, including a large moorland blaze outside the northern English city of Manchester, as the country experienced its warmest winter weather on record.

Extreme heat sets records across the Northern Hemisphere

The northern hemisphere has been hit by extreme heat over the past two weeks, with record-breaking temperatures recorded in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

Deadly heatwave grips 10 European countries

In what appears to be a taste of the future, a relentless heat wave has gripped parts of Europe this week, sending temperatures soaring to record highs and causing two deaths.

Four dead as extreme heat grips American Southwest

Dangerously high temperatures have gripped California and the Southwest region of the country this week, bringing some of the hottest temperatures of the year. The heat has been blamed for four deaths and the cancellation of airline flights.

Heatwave and strong winds continue to fuel Australia's bushfires

Sydney - Nearly 100 bushfires raged through Australia's New South Wales state over the weekend, destroying homes, outbuildings and a church. Authorities say property losses could go much higher.
 

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The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2015 was the highest f...
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2015 was the highest for June in the 136-year period of record,
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