Extreme weather warnings issued across Europe

Much of Europe was under extreme weather warnings on Saturday.

A a heat wave The temperature in southern countries remains between 35 and 40 degree Celsius. #tab1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">spain, Italy And Greece, Heavy wind, rain and storm warnings were issued for parts of other countries such as France and Britain.

the planet has already seen it hottest week in recorded history In early July, El Niño, a naturally occurring weather phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean combined with human-caused global warming, increased.

European governments and meteorological services warned their citizens about the effects of extreme weather.

In Italy15 cities, including tourist destinations such as Rome and Florence, were covered on Saturday under a “red alert” from the country’s health ministry, which calls for avoiding exposure to sunlight and heat between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Was advised, which is affecting the health. “Possible” not only for at-risk groups but also for healthy and active people, the ministry said.

in Greece, athens citadel The site remained closed from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm for the second day in a row, according to public broadcaster ERT. Parks in Athens Area To reduce the risk of wildfire. According to the country’s meteorological services, a slight drop in temperature is expected from Sunday Said,

In spainThe Met Service said on Saturday there was a “significant risk” to the Balearic Islands, where temperatures were nearing 40 degrees. in update AdviceIt said a new period of high temperatures – a “brief but intense event” – could hit between Monday and Wednesday. “Temperatures above 42 degrees would be possible,” Sewa said.

There were warnings of storms and heavy rain in both France and Britain on Saturday. Britain’s Met Office said this expected An “unseasonably windy day”, while Meteo France issued warnings For storms, heavy rains and even flooding for 10 departments in the Massif Central and the northeast of the country.