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National Aug 8, 2018

Extreme heat above 40 C hits central Japan for a second time

The mercury soared to 41 Celsius in central Japan on Wednesday, tying with the second-highest temperature recorded in the country, amid a heat wave continuing to grip western regions of the country, the weather agency said. In addition to Mino, Gifu Prefecture, where the mercury ...

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Business Aug 3, 2018

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe and a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. Evidence of serious harm to crops is growing as harvesting ...