Greece: Heat wave warning for weeks - fears of forest fires and deaths

Severe weather in large parts of Europe: While the northwest of the continent is still battered by torrential rain and storms, a heat wave looms in the southeast. Meteorologists warn of dire consequences.

From Tuesday onwards, temperatures should be in Greece It rises up to 44 degrees during the day and does not drop below 30 degrees at night. to me Turkey, the Balkans And Italy Similar temperatures have been announced.

Greece’s Meteorology and Civil Defense Service has already issued warnings because the heat is expected to last until August 8, an unusually long period.

If the temperatures do not drop at night, it is very stressful for the human body because it cannot recover. The longer the extreme weather lasts, the more dangerous it is to health.

Since strong winds are also expected and it has been dry for weeks, fires may also spread quickly. You can now see what that might look like FranceAnd Spain and above Sardinia: over there Big fires are raging right now.

Greece has bad memories of extreme heat waves. In 1987, an estimated 4,000 people died in a similar period of heat. At that time, there were only a few air conditioning systems, and many city apartments became a deadly trap, especially for the elderly.

Another heat wave accompanied by strong winds burned large areas of the Peloponnese Peninsula in 2007, killing dozens.

Now it is feared that the announced wave will go beyond all this.

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