The highest temperature in many European countries exceeded 40 degrees Celsius in Portugal, more than 200 people died in the heat in a week
2022-07-17 19:20:07Source: China News Network
China News Agency, Beijing, July 17th. Comprehensive news: Spain, the United Kingdom, France and other European countries have encountered extreme high temperature weather for several days. The highest temperature in Portugal reached 47 degrees Celsius, and more than 200 people died in the high temperature weather in a week; Spain and France continued to have high temperatures and caused forest fires; the United Kingdom issued a red alert for abnormally high temperatures, declaring a “national emergency”.
On the 15th local time, five regions in central and northern Portugal issued a high temperature red warning again. The Portuguese Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Research said temperatures reached “unprecedented heights” in 13 regions of the country. On the 14th local time, the highest temperature in Pinyan, the northern town of the country, reached 47 degrees Celsius, approaching the historical high temperature extreme in Europe.
Portugal’s official report said that between the 7th and 13th local time, about 235 people in Portugal died of high temperature weather.
The Spanish National Meteorological Service has observed that extreme high temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius have occurred in the central, northeastern and southern parts of the country in mid-to-late June. The Spanish National Weather Service forecast on the 15th local time that the heat wave will continue, and the country will continue to maintain a high temperature risk warning.
Statistics released by the Spanish Carlos III Institute of Health show that between July 8 and 10 local time, 84 people died in Spain due to high temperature weather, and this data is expected to continue to grow in the next few days. Spain’s Efe news agency reported on the 16th local time that the death toll in the country due to high temperature weather has exceeded 200.
The UK Met Office issued the country’s first ever red alert for unusually high temperatures on the 15th local time. The British Health Security Agency raised the high temperature health warning level to level 4 on the same day, declaring a “national emergency”.
Unusually high temperatures will affect much of England, including London, early next week, with a maximum temperature of 40C, according to the Met Office, with an 80% chance of setting a record for the UK’s highest temperature. The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK was 38.7C observed at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens on 25 July 2019.
The UK Met Office warned that hot weather may lead to water and power outages in some areas, interruption of communication services, etc., and people need to adjust their daily life and work methods and reduce outdoor activities. Network Rail has warned that high temperatures could cause the tracks to swell or even bend, and trains may have to slow down to ensure safety, urging people to reduce unnecessary travel.
On the 16th local time, 38 French provinces issued a high temperature orange warning. The country’s seaside city of Biarritz once reached a high temperature of 42.9 degrees Celsius last month, setting a record for the highest temperature since 2003. The French Meteorological Service predicts that most parts of the country will usher in the “hottest day” on the 18th local time, with the highest daytime temperature in some areas exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.
Affected by the high temperature, forest fires in Portugal, Spain, France and other places are active this week. According to local media reports, as of the evening of the 16th local time, the area of wildfires in southwestern France has reached tens of thousands of hectares, and nearly 14,000 people have been evacuated. Many towns in southern and central France have abandoned their traditional fireworks displays on July 14, France’s national day.