Recently, the west coast of the United States has been hit by a wide range of strong heat waves. On August 16 local time, the Furnace Creek Weather Station in death valley, California, USA recorded a high temperature of 54.4 ° C (130 ° f)! The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that if verified, it would be the highest temperature on earth since 1931 and the third highest temperature on record. < / P > < p > however, this is not the highest temperature measured in death valley! On July 10, 1913, the temperature here reached 56.7 ℃. At that time, the relevant institutions did not conduct detailed verification. However, for the high temperature record of 54.4 ℃ measured this year, WMO said that so far, “all indications” show that the observation data is “legitimate”. The preliminary investigation results show that the equipment of the weather station is in normal working state during the observation on August 16. < / P > < p > WMO will organize an international team of experts to verify the validity of the temperature record by checking the observed values, monitoring equipment and comparing with the data collected from surrounding sites. < / P > < p > “the verification work is very fine and takes time. It is likely that it will not take months to complete the assessment. Although based on the existing evidence, we have preliminarily accepted this observation. ” WMO weather and climate extremes reporter Randall selvini said. < p > < p > the US National Weather Service Las Vegas station, which is responsible for the death valley area, pointed out through social media: “we are in a long-term extreme high temperature, and the death valley temperature may reach above 54.4 ° C again.”. The U.S. National Weather Service (NMB) said it would continue to issue a heat wave in the western part of the United States. The threat of fire weather continues, accompanied by severe convective weather such as thunderstorms and gales. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States, July this year was the hottest July since meteorological records were recorded in the northern hemisphere, and January July this year was the second warmest period since records began. Recently, Western and central Europe are also experiencing heat waves. In the second week of August, new temperature records appeared at several weather stations. Forecasts suggest that warm air is likely to remain on the continent for one to two weeks, especially in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova. On August 17, the highest temperature measured in Japan, an Asian country, soared 41.1 ℃, equating the highest temperature record since the country’s meteorological records (equal to a high temperature event in 2018). Japan’s temperature is expected to remain above normal next month, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. In addition, Siberia also experienced a long heat wave this summer. Previously, Xiaobian has introduced that on June 20 local time, 38 ℃ high temperature appeared in the small town of vilhojansk in Siberia, Russia. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is currently organizing validation to see if this is a new temperature record in the Arctic circle. < / P > < p > it seems that the trend of high temperature in 2020 is really fierce! It’s a bit of a big head. Climate change is an indisputable fact. And it affects the speed and momentum of people’s life, which may be more violent than imagined!