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Heat wave grips Southwest US as records tumble, more triple-digit temperatures forecast – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The first major heat wave of the year has gripped the US Southwest, bringing record-breaking temperatures and excessive heat warnings across the region. On Friday, temperatures continued to soar past 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) from California to Arizona, following a day of unprecedented heat.Although summer is still two weeks away, about half of Arizona and Nevada were under an excessive heat alert, which the National Weather Service extended through Friday evening.In Las Vegas, where it has never been this hot so early in the year, the alert was extended through Saturday.Temperatures are expected to gradually decrease over the weekend but will remain above average into early next week.Las Vegas set a new record of 111 F (43.8 C) on Thursday, matching the ear...