• California bakes under a massive heatwave and recording hottest day in September this year

    California bakes under a massive heatwave and recording hottest day in September this year
    California is sweltering in a tremendous heatwave, with temperatures reaching 127 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Digital Desk: Death Valley in California has turned into a ring of fire, with heat recorded in September of this year. This comes after a month of record-breaking rains. According to Newsweek's report, Death Valley in California is about to bake in a dangerous heatwave.

    Death Valley is recognised as a land of extremes, as it is one of the hottest places on Earth and the driest region in North America. According to the report, the highest recorded air temperature was 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) in July 1913, making it the hottest site on Earth.

    The valley set a September high-temperature record of 127 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday. 

    Although the high heat will remain, the September record is not likely to be broken until Monday or Tuesday, according to analysts. On Friday, climate scientist Daniel Swain posted an update on the heatwave on his Twitter account. He revealed heatwave statistics collected thus far and projected in the following days of September.

    "Heatwave report: very high temperatures persist inland today, with only a minor (and temporary) cooling closer to the shore." But don't be fooled: the climax of this heatwave is still to come and has been pushed back somewhat, currently scheduled for Sun-Tue. "All-time September temps are still possible," Mr Swain remarked when sharing the post.

    According to Yahoo News, several areas in California are expected to hit new temperature records in the coming days.

    According to The Washington Post, the high heat on Wednesday prompted California ISO, the state's grid operator, to issue a "Flex Notice" calling for voluntary electricity conservation; the alert was later extended into Thursday.

    As the heat wave intensifies, approximately 50 million Americans are already subject to excessive heat watches, warnings, and advisories from Arizona to Idaho, according to the report.