More than 230 dead in Canada amid unprecedented heatwave breaking temperature records after temperature records
The US north-west has also seen record highs – and a number of fatalities.
The heat over western parts of Canada and the US has been caused by a dome of static high-pressure hot air stretching from California to the Arctic territories. Temperatures have been easing in coastal areas but there is not much respite for inland regions.
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