More than 1,000 people died in Europe due to severe heat

More than 1,000 people died in Europe due to severe heat

Temperatures reached 45.7 °C in some parts of Spain; Britain is also set to face the hottest day in its history

EFE/EPA/SDIS 33 The heatwave has already killed more than 1,000 Europeans this summer

The old continent, which used to have low temperatures, is currently facing an intense wave of extreme heat. some European countries, such as Spain And PortugalThe average recorded in recent days is 40 degree Celsius. As a result of the hot and dry weather, Greece and France had to fight wildfires and hundreds of Europeans died. However, forecasts do not indicate that the situation will change in the coming days and after the weekend, thermometers will continue to register higher temperatures and many regions are expected to witness the hottest day of the year in the near future. So far, high temperatures in Portugal and Spain – with a record 45.7 degrees Celsius – have already killed more than 1,000 Europeans. According to a study published in the journal Environmental Research: Climate, the main factor responsible for the worsening of heat waves is climate change.

In Spanish land, the Meteorological Agency issued a high temperature alert for this Sunday, with a maximum of 42 degrees Celsius in Aragon, Navarra and La Rioja. The media also warned that temperatures would remain “abnormally high” in the coming days. The lack of rain also affected the level of the country’s reservoirs, which currently hold 44% of their capacity, lower than the historical average of 66% at the time. Forest fires in France reached the order of 11 thousand hectares in the Gironde region and in an operation of 1,200 firefighters had to evacuate more than 14 thousand people. French President Emmanuel Macron It also claimed that the spring was very dry and that it has already accounted for three times more forest area in the year than in 2020. In the Great Britain region, the country is expected to record temperatures above 38.7 degrees between Monday and Tuesday. C.

*Includes information from Reuters

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