Britain has declared a national emergency and issued its first “red” warning for exceptional heat, meaning life is at risk.
The heat wave that has hit Europe in recent days is moving towards the north of the continent, a region that is generally colder, and where air conditioning is a rare commodity and buildings are built to keep out the heat.
According to meteorologists, the current heatwave could set the climate forecast for the UK ahead by 28 years. According to British estimates, summer temperatures will reach 40ºC by 2050, which could already be true this week. (Read more about it here).
The heat wave is expected to continue beyond this weekend. According to meteorologists, new temperature records are likely to be recorded in the next few days.
A helicopter drops water on a fire in the Mijas region of Malaga province, Spain. – Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP
Since the start of the European summer heat wave in 2022, more than 1,000 people have died as a result of high temperatures, according to data from health organizations. Spain From that Portugal.
A tourist bus passes a 49 degree Celsius thermometer in Madrid, Spain. – Photo: Isabel Infantes/Reuters
Fire and heat in other areas
The Iberian countries, as well as France, had to face it The wildfires have forced thousands of people to flee their homes.
In total, more than 14,000 people, including residents and tourists, had to leave their homes in the southern region of France.
The Met Office has predicted that temperatures will exceed 40 degrees Celsius in several cities in the interior of France in the coming days. In Paris, this should happen on Monday and Tuesday. In the latest weather alert, 38 of the country’s 96 sectors are listed under “orange” alert.
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