Announcing a new severe heat wave in Europe this week – NRK Norway – An overview of news from different parts of the country

Temperaturkart for deler av Europa lørdag ettermiddag.

In Greece, one of the worst heat waves in recent times is about to bring down the roof. On Tuesday, BBC meteorologist Chris Fox warned that a new heat wave will hit southern parts of Europe from Wednesday.

“Extreme heat waves will hit parts of Europe, Africa and North America in the coming days,” Fox said. BBC.

Thus, temperatures in parts of the Mediterranean can once again Creeping over 45 degrees this week.

Spain, southern parts of Italy and Greece in particular will experience the highest temperatures, according to the BBC.

Italy and Spain can set new temperature records

There is very hot air from the northern parts of Africa and a large high pressure over the Mediterranean that lies beyond the extreme temperatures that will characterize the region.

– It is likely that in the next few days we will see temperatures approaching 50 degrees in Tunisia and 47 degrees in the southern parts of Italy in Sicily, according to the weather forecast.

Thus, the previous heat record for Italy could be broken. On June 25, 2007, 47.0 degrees were measured in Foggia.

Among the many who bathed in the city fountains in Milan, Italy on Tuesday, is a girl. In the next few days, the temperature in the country may exceed 45 degrees.

Photo: Antonio Kalani/Associated Press

As the weekend approaches, the high pressure will move west and the intense heat will affect all of Spain, with the exception of the northern regions of Cantabria and parts of Galicia.

– When we come to the weekend, temperatures can reach 48 degrees in the warmest parts of southern Spain.

In July 2017, Spain recorded its highest temperature ever with 46.9 degrees in Córdoba, according to Country.

Warning of danger in 10 Spanish provinces

On Tuesday, the Spanish State Meteorological Institute issued a warning for ten Spanish provinces.

Córdoba, Granada and Jaén in the region of Andalusia, Huesca, Zaragoza in Aragon, Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Toledo, Albacete and Cuenca in the region of Castilla-La Mancha, as well as Lleida in Catalonia and in the capital, Madrid. against extreme heat.

The reported heatwaves in southern Europe this week follow a summer marked by intense heat waves, wildfires and deadly floods.

Launch of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Monday The first part of its sixth major report on climate change. The report warns that heat waves will become more common and warmer, and droughts will affect more in the future.

Hellas forest fires

Hot: Heat waves and wildfires hit Greece this summer.

Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP

The report is a review of recent scientific research in the field of climate. The Climate Commission believes that the evidence that climate change is causing more extreme weather is much stronger than what was reported in the previous main report.

According to the Climate Commission, the average temperature on Earth is now about 1.1 degrees higher than pre-industrial times (1850 to 1900). It will continue to increase.

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