Large parts of Europe were affected by severe weather warnings on Saturday.
A heat wave continued to affect southern countries, with temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius in some areas Spain, Italy and Greece. In other areas, such as France and the UK, warnings were issued for strong winds and rain, and thunderstorms.
The world has seen it before the hottest week in recorded history In early July, the combination of man-made global warming and El Niño, a naturally occurring climate in the Pacific Ocean.
European governments and meteorological organizations have warned their citizens about the severity of the weather.
In Italy15 cities, among them tourist centers such as Rome and Florence, were covered by a “red alert” from the Ministry of Health of the country on Saturday, with the advice to avoid exposure to the sun and heat between 11 am and 6 pm “possible” and not in the danger groups themselves and for healthy and active people, the ministry said.
In Greece, it is Acropolis The site was closed for the second day in a row, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, according to public radio ERT, and parks in the district of Athens reduce the risk of wildfires. From Sunday onwards, the temperature is expected to drop slightly, according to the weather service in the country he said.
In Spainthe meteorological service said on Saturday that there was a “significant threat” to the Balearic Islands, with temperatures around 40 degrees. Updated instructions, added that a new period of extreme heat – a “short but intense period” – could follow between Monday and Wednesday. “It’s likely to exceed 42 degrees,” the conference said.
In France and the UK, there were warnings on Saturday for thunderstorms and heavy rain. The UK’s Met Office said waiting “an unseasonably windy day,” as Méteo France issued warnings due to thunderstorms, heavy rains, even floods in the 10 departments of the central Massif and the north-east of the country.