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6/04/2008

Heatwave Descends Upon Norway

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A period of UNUSUALLY WARM warm weather has settled over southeastern Norway, with temperatures due to exceed 30C (nearly 90F) for the next week. No rain was in sight. Even the temperture of the water in the Oslo Fjord was rapidly rising. It's often still below 10C (50F) in early June, but water temperatures at some Oslo-area beaches were 18C (nearly 70F) on Tuesday morning. It's been warm, bordering on downright hot, since late last week. Few are complaining, but Norwegians quickly notice the lack of air conditioning in most homes. Nighttime temperatures have stayed relatively warm as well, with morning breezes dying down in the afternoon and evening in the Oslo area. The lack of rainfall in recent weeks has sharply increased the danger of forest fires.

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PAKISTAN - The sizzling heat upset routine life as the mercury level increased in most parts of the country including Lahore on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature reached 40 C while the minimum was recorded as 25 C. The ongoing merciless load shedding has added to the miseries of the heat-stricken Lahorites who almost spend eight hours a day without electricity as well as water. Increase in the heat wave also doubled the demand of water and the situation became even worse when people found that there was no water in the taps.
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