An “excessive heat warning” has been issued by the US National Weather Service for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California, including Las Vegas and Phoenix. Temperatures are expected to climb to 50C (122F), which the weather service said amounts to “dangerously hot conditions”. The warning will remain in place until 9pm on Saturday. “Heat of this magnitude is rare, dangerous, and deadly,” said the Phoenix National Weather Service, which also urged people to remain hydrated. On Friday, temperatures broke records in some areas, reaching 46C in Phoenix, 50C in Palm Springs and 51.6 (125F) in Death Valley in California. The heatwave is the product of an area of high pressure moving through the southwest US.
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