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Last Updated: Thursday August 12 2010 17:52 GMT

Could floods and fires be linked?

People across the world have been experiencing some very weird weather recently.

In Russia, a heatwave has caused massive forest fires and clouds of smog - while hundreds of miles away in Pakistan, people are struggling to cope with the worst floods for decades.

Now forecasters think these extreme weather events could be linked. And it's all because of a current of hot air....

Sonali's got the story.