Western Europe heatwave to peak in Spain as searing heat fuels wildfires

Temperatures in southwestern Europe are expected to reach record highs in Spain on Thursday, with high temperatures causing wildfires in the Iberian Peninsula and France.

The warming event – the region’s second this summer – is expected to last until the middle of the week, with some of the toughest temperatures expected in southern Spain.

“For Thursday, we expect this to be a very hot day,” said the Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET.

The valleys around three major rivers – Guadana, Guadalkiir and Tagus – are said to have hovering temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).

Much of Spain’s volatility fell on Wednesday, and AEMET said some regions had been “kidnapped” – most notably in the worst-hit Andalucia in the south-west, in the south-west of Ekremadura, and in northwestern Galicia.

The Ministry of Health advised people to drink plenty of fluids, wear light clothing, and stay in the shade or air conditioning so as not to harm their “essential functions.”

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The highest temperature was recorded in Andalusia Almonte on Wednesday, with Mercury hitting 45.6 degrees Celsius at 5pm 30 (1530 GMT).

Many other southern cities, such as Seville and Cordoba, have a temperature of over 44 degrees Fahrenheit[-4 ° C].

At least 3,500 hectares (8,600 acres) of forest fires have been destroyed near the Spanish border with western Spain.

Between January 1 and July 3, the government said more than 70,300 hectares of forest had been smoked in Spain – almost double the average over the past 10 years.

French wildfire

Temperatures in Spain are expected to subside over the weekend, but as the climate shifts to France and Britain, the warmer climate could continue in northwestern Europe.

UK Amber Alarm Alarm – Second highest of three levels – A UK Climate official says the UK’s highest temperature, July 25, 2019, may exceed 38.7C recorded at the Cambridge Botanical Garden.

Meteorological services in France have also warned that the situation could worsen between Sunday and Tuesday – possibly by 40C by Wednesday.

A wildfire in southwestern France has cut 1,000 hectares (2,500 hectares) of pine trees south of Bordeaux, displacing 150 people.

Near Pilat Dunnie – Europe’s tallest sand dune – another fire has consumed about 700 hectares of old pine trees, officials say, and about 6,000 camps have been set up near Duni.

More than 500 people have been displaced by the blaze in the interior of Gilos, France.

“There were flames at the top of the 30-meter-tall trees,” Mayor Miley Dorew told AFP.

“We saw them go to the village. It was scary.”

About 600 firefighters are battling the blaze with the help of water cannons.

To limit emergency fires, some cities – including Toulouse and Lourdes – made changes to their Bastil Day celebrations on Thursday. Nims simply erased traditional fireworks.

‘The End of the World’

At the annual Tour de France, which is currently crossing the French Alps, the riders saw some heavy climbing in broad daylight on Wednesday.

“They really feel the heat.

Climate warming is on the rise, scientists say, only in France, Portugal and Spain last month.

Last week, torrential rains in the mountains of Italy killed at least 11 people.

A helicopter to help fight wildfires on the island of Samos crashed in the Aegean Sea in Greece on Wednesday, the coastguard said. Two crew members were seriously injured.

And in Portugal – a wildfire has been raging for days – authorities say a man has died in a forest fire after authorities found his body in a burning area in North Avero.

In Lria, central Portugal, firefighters fought to save their village.

“Everything was burned except for the house,” said Adelino Rodriguez, a 77-year-old farmer.

“The firefighters arrived a long time later.”

A.D. A devastating wildfire that killed more than 100 people in Portugal in 2017 is reminiscent of.

“It looked like the end of the world,” he recalled.


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