Portugal on wildfire alert amid heatwave and severe drought

As he marched into parliament with others in the hot air, an opposition water bottle was carried
As he marched into parliament with others in the hot air, an opposition water bottle was carried

Portugal prepares eight days for drought

Until July 15, the weather was “extremely aggravated by wildfires,” according to a statement from five government departments.

Declaring a state of warning gives the government the power to order temporary precautionary measures.

Friday’s bans include banning people from areas deemed to pose a particular threat, using fireworks, and banning fireworks, which are widely used during the summer holidays.

Opposition groups called for a boycott of the Lisbon Parliament in protest of the new constitution.
Opposition groups called for a ceasefire in Lisbon (Armando Franca / AP)

Portugal has long suffered from a devastating forest fire.

A.D. In 2017, fires killed more than 100 people.

Temperatures and droughts are not uncommon in Portugal, but climate scientists say they expect all of southern Europe’s high temperatures and low rainfall due to global warming.

The European Commission, part of the European Union’s executive body, said the continent was one of the most difficult years for natural disasters, such as droughts and fires.

In Spain, temperatures are expected to rise to 45 degrees Fahrenheit[42 ° C]over the weekend.

In June, rainfall in Spain was about half of the 30-year average, with government data showing that the country’s reservoirs have an average capacity of 45%.

The opponent drinks water in hot weather
An opponent drinks water in hot weather (Armando Franca / AP)

Italy is also facing a long-term heat wave, the worst drought in 70 years.

96% of the country in Portugal is divided into two major categories – the “severe” or “severe” drought in late June.

During the Portuguese emergency period, police and forest rangers are on regular patrol.

The Portuguese government says Portugal will have about 13,000 firefighters and associated personnel, more than 2,800 vehicles and 60 firefighting aircraft during the fires from July to September.

After the death of 2017 shocked the country, Portugal improved its forest management and other strategies. No one has died in the fires since.

Last year, the country recorded the lowest wildfire since 2011.

Articles You Might Like

Share This Article

More Stories

Get Your Forest Fire Alerts

We track wildfires and news from satellites, newsbots and Tweets