The situation has not been helped by power cuts -- a regular feature of life in Pakistan -- which have stopped fans and air conditioners from working.
A brief spell of rain on Sunday brought slight relief in the Delhi region but the temperature again touched 109 Fahrenheit in the afternoon.
Electric vehicles are a useful tool for fighting sweaty city summers reports a new study.
The globe's hottest year is confirmed by the Japanese Meteorological Agency.
So much heat is emitted by air conditioning units in Phoenix it actually raises the city's outdoor temperature at night. Continue reading →
Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming CO2 we emit.
Out of a year of chaotic weather extremes, climate scientists are beginning to see a pattern.
Last month, like many before it, had heat that was above average, and temperatures during the second half of June broke or tied records in 173 locations.
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