Canada heatwave – level 1

07-07-2021 07:00

A heatwave hits the western part of North America. Hot air goes from California, US, to the Arctic. It moves very slowly.

Temperatures are almost 50 degrees Celsius in Canada´s British Columbia. More than 230 people die in the last four days. People must stay out of the sun and drink a lot of water.

People buy air conditioners. Air conditioners keep the air in people´s homes cool. Farmers grow plants in North American prairies. The hot air kills the plants. Schools also close.

The situation is serious. The weather is extreme. Scientists say that it will happen more often in the future.

Difficult words: heatwave (a time when the weather is much hotter than usual), prairie (a large area in North America where grass grows), extreme (very great, strong, or unusual).

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