Residents of the US and Canadian states along the west coast face slightly cooler weather after three hot days. This is due to a sea breeze that cooled from the Pacific on Tuesday.
For example, in Salem, a place in the U.S. state of Oregon, temperatures of 47.2 degrees Celsius were still measured on Monday. It wasnt the only record temperature. In Portland, the largest city in that state, mercury rose to 46.1 degrees that day.
On Tuesday it was 32 degrees in Portland and for the rest of the week, comparable temperatures are expected for the region. Warmer than usual for the time of year, but not as extreme as the last few days. The heat cooling centres in the region will nevertheless remain open for the time being.
Experts argue that the heat waves of recent days along the west coast of Canada and the United States are not directly attributable to climate change. However, it is obvious that the global rising temperatures will lead to an increase in unusual weather patterns in the coming period.