Jun 27, 2021

US heatwave: Pacific Northwest sees record temperatures

Parts of the US Pacific Northwest have been hit by a sweltering heatwave, with temperatures in Portland, Oregon, at a record 108F on Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings and watches across nearly all of Washington and Oregon state. Multnomah county, in Oregon, has warned of "Life-threatening" heat. Temperatures are expected to soar 20 - 30F above average in Washington and Oregon states. Oregon's health authority has removed Covid capacity limits at large venues with air conditioning such as cinemas and shopping malls in order for people to take shelter from the heat.

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