California’s Death Valley had recently recorded one of the hottest air temperatures on Earth after an extreme heatwave across the desert increased the temperature to a whopping 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degree Celsius)
As per reports, an automated observation system run by the U.S. National Weather Service in the valley’s sparsely populated Furnace Creek reported the record at 3:41 p.m on Sunday.
The desert valley recorded a temperature of 134F (56.7C) was in July 1913, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
The organization also claimed that the next highest temperature to have been recorded on Earth were in Kebili and Tunisia which is said to have hit 131F in July 1931.
However, according to a 2016 analysis from weather historian Christopher Burt, the measurement of these hot temperatures was doubtful and he had also concluded it was essentially not possible from a meteorological perspective.
Meanwhile, Death Valley reported a high of 128 degrees last month too , according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Scientists claimed that climate changes have raised the temperatures of the planet to an alarming rate due to which there is a high chance of occurrence of heatwaves.
In Europe, northern Spain broke local heat records in July, while wheat fields in France caught fire.
Forests across Siberian Russia are seeing unprecedented wildfires, while the Arctic sea ice shrank to a record low for July due to melting.
US public health body the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says heatwaves have killed more people on average than any other extreme weather event in the country.
The immediate effects of heatwaves on the human body are heat cramps, dehydration and even potentially fatal heat strokes.