7th July - Today's News: 27 Dead, Many Missing As Heavy Rain Pounds Japan
Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated as heavy rain hits wide areas of Japan with the latest being that there are at least 27 dead, over 50 missing as heavy rain hits southwestern Japan. Yanasa in Umaji village, Kochi Prefecture, saw 1,132 millimeters of rain in 72 hours, which is double the total amount that usually falls in the month of July, according to NHK. Or nearly twice as much as normally fallls in Evesham in a whole year.
The latest UK heatwave news is that three million homes could be hit with a hosepipe ban within days as soaring demand (and 91F temperatures) cause reservoir levels to plummet
But spare a thought for our Atlantic neighbours: Iceland is having the worst summer for 100 years – is Britain’s heatwave to blame?
There have now been at least 54 heat-related deaths in Quebec as hot spell comes to an end