Australia's continent-wide heatwave

This spring is likely to see broken records for heat in many parts of Australia.


Heat wave engulfs Sydney

The Australian city experiences its third consecutive day of extreme temperatures being attributed to El Nino.


Heatwave prompts power outages in southern Califonia

As temperatures around Los Angeles approach record level, the strain on the power network proves too much.


India heat wave tests water supply as deaths near 2,000

Hospitals urged to give emergency treatment to people suffering from heatstroke as hundreds more die over past day.


Hundreds die in India heat wave

Death toll from severe heat wave reportedly crosses 500, with the country's southern states the worst affected.


In Pictures: European heatwave

Mercury rises across the continent as sunshine prevails.


The wrong kind of summer scorcher

A fine spell of late summer weather is causing an unusual problem in London.