The south-west US experiences increasing temperatures.

Over 110 million people continue to be affected by extreme heat warnings as a result of a heat dome over the southwest of the US.

Up to 38 cities might see temperature records smashed.

The extreme heat wave in Las Vegas poses a threat to surpass or tie the city’s all-time high temperature of 117 F (47.2 C) on Sunday.

It happens at a time when southern Europe is also experiencing record-high temperatures and Canada is coping with its worst wildfire season ever.

Scientists have long warned that the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will rise as a result of climate change brought on by human activity.

On the outskirts of Los Angeles, hundreds of firefighters from other parts of the south-western US have been battling brush fires in the sweltering heat and low humidity.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that on Sunday, the temperature in Death Valley, California, reached 128 °F (53.9 °C). It was there that 134 °F (56.7 °C), the highest temperature ever accurately measured on Earth, occurred.

Security personnel are on duty at premium casinos and hotels’ fountains to deter guests from leaping in, and Las Vegas’ often bustling streets are noticeably less congested than usual.

With no sign of relief in sight, El Paso, Texas, has been experiencing temperatures of at least 100.4 °F (38 °C) for more than a month.

For 17 days straight, Phoenix, Arizona, has experienced temperatures exceeding 109.4 °F (43 °C). On Sunday, the city was given a slight break from recent peaks thanks to thick cloud cover, although daytime highs of 114 F (45.5 C) were nevertheless recorded.

However, the heat is expected to last for some time, and authorities are cautioning that those who are more susceptible, such as young children, pregnant women, and the elderly, face a high danger of contracting a heat-related illness.

Homeless individuals with third-degree burns are reportedly being treated by mobile clinics. In some areas of California and Nevada, public buildings have been transformed into “cooling centers” where people can escape the heat.

Park ranger Matthew Lamar noted the severe heat in Death Valley, saying, “We hadn’t hit 130 F (54.4 C) here in over 100 years. After that, we received 130 in 2020 and 2021, and we may do it once more this weekend.

Tourists who wanted to “experience the extremes” were drawn to the area because of the weather, he continued.

However, several tourists argued that people shouldn’t forget that these extremes are a sign of climate change.

The Southwest US is currently experiencing “one of the strongest” systems of its sort, according to the National Wealth Service (NWS).

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