The United Nations weather agency has stated in a report, that more heatwaves are expected, with the already extremely high May and June temperatures that have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States.
Last week, scientists captured a reading of 159 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest surface temperature ever recorded in the history of Iran, while in many other cities, temperatures averaged nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the SVG Met office said although there were periods during the month of July that had occasional high temperatures, there has not been any record of extreme temperatures.
Currently in the Caribbean, forecasters are working behind the scenes – on a number of heat wave products and ways to caution persons based on the temperatures that can be expected, how they will affect the body and how persons feel.
During an interview with NBC News, Fitzgerald Providence, Director of Forestry, said that the high temperatures felt last week, did not have much of an impact on the forest.
Mr. Providence said a greener environment needs to be developed here, to reduce the effects of heat.
General Health practitioners have indicated that in times of high temperatures – it is best to stay well-hydrated to avoid heat-related illness.
Wearing clothing that is appropriate for the climate is also important. Clothes that are too thick or too warm can quickly cause you to become overheated.
New data is being released at regular intervals now, detailing what we should expect in coming years.
A lot of it is quite alarming, too, as it turns out some parts of the world might become quite literally uninhabitable – as a result of rising temperatures.