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A deadly heat wave has gripped much of South Korea since the middle of July, and temperatures are expected to soar to the highest levels of the year in many areas in the coming days.
So far at least 27 people have died from heat-related illnesses this year, and that number is likely to rise as the heat peaks on Wednesday and Thursday.
In fact, the heat may reach historic levels in some locations, including Seoul.
The all-time highest temperature recorded in the city is 38.4 C (101.1 F), according to the Korean Meteorological Administration which has kept records since 1907.
Both Wednesday and Thursday, the city will bake under extreme heat, and a new all-time high temperature could be set either day.
The current all-time high was recorded on July 24, 1994, during an intense heat wave that claimed around 3,000 lives according to the Korea Herald.
The current heat wave is the second longest in recorded history for the country, falling only behind the 1994 heat wave disaster.
While the heat is expected to peak in the coming days, no significant relief is expected across the Korean Peninsula through at least this weekend.
A weak frontal boundary may approach spark a few showers and thunderstorms early next week bringing some relief; however, temperatures will likely remain above normal in most areas.
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A deadly lightning strike claimed the lives of at least six children at a school in Tanzania on Wednesday.
Heavy rain will fall across parts of eastern Australia into this weekend bringing relief to areas that continue to endure drought conditions.
While there are no tropical cyclones expected to make landfall through at least Thursday, there is plenty to talk about.
This wintry scene in New Zealand will leave many wondering when the first snow will fall in their area.
The short answer is maybe, but regardless of whether a developing area of showers and thunderstorms to the east of Guam ever becomes a super typhoon, it will pose serious risks parts of the basin over the next 7-14 days.
Records continue to fall across the United Kingdom as the summer as a whole has been declared the joint hottest on record.