Countries experience hot temperatures across continental Europe as meteorologists blamed a blast of torrid air from the Sahara for the unusually early summer heatwave.
The deaths occurred in three districts of the impoverished northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45 degrees Celsius in recent days, senior health official Vijay Kumar told AFP.
After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the US over the last two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the Midwest.
The three deaths and several injuries were recorded in and around Golden City, Missouri, where a tornado touched down on Wednesday. The casualties bring the week's weather-related death toll to at least seven.
A team of Turkish researchers established the observation station in Antarctica, which will provide meteorological data such as wind speed, pressure and global solar radiation for two years.
The weather system, also known as an atmospheric river, gets its name from the flow of moisture that periodically heads east from waters adjacent to the Hawaiian Islands to soak the US West Coast.
Thousands of people have been left without electricity as rains and violent winds sparked flooding and tore trees from their roots.
Hurricane Willa was just 3.2 kmh shy of being designated a devastating Category 5 storm.
Hurricane Rosa is expected to affect parts of the coastlines of southwestern Mexico, the southern Baja California Peninsula, and southern California later this week and over the weekend.
A powerful tornado ripped apart dozens of homes and threw cars into the air near the Canadian capital Ottawa, leaving two people critically injured.
The weather at Lake Victoria is unlike any other place on earth with thunderstorms and lightning strikes killing around 5,000 people a year.
The majority of the victims were men aged between 53 and 85 living in vulnerable conditions and without access to air conditioning.
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