May 26, 2024

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In Greece, 1,200 children evacuated from summer camp as fires rage near Athens

In Greece, 1,200 children evacuated from summer camp as fires rage near Athens

Grease burns. After days of temperatures above 44°C, on Monday 17 July, Athens was engulfed by two fires – one in the west, in a forested area near the famous resort of Loutraki, and the other in Kouvares, 50 km east of the capital. Seven water bombers, four helicopters and 150 firefighters have been mobilized. “The wind is too strong” Up to 60 km/h, refer to the firefighters involved in evacuating several municipalities. In particular, 1,200 people had to leave summer camps near Loutraki as a precaution. Follow our life.

Spain and Italy crossed 40 degrees Celsius. The Spanish Meteorological Center predicts the temperature “serious” In Andalusia and most of Castile-La Mancha, an “orange” alert is in place. The mercury may touch 44 degrees Celsius in the afternoon. On the Italian side, the country’s meteorological authority has launched an alert and is predicting maximum temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia. Again, the peak intensity of this heat wave is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday.

China temperature record. From Europe to North America, an entire hemisphere is suffocating. But Asia was not spared. In China, the mercury touched 52.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday Xinjiang is generally the hottest country in the country. This temperature is higher than the previous record of 50.6 degree Celsius in July 2017.

Vigilance orange heat wave in the south of France. There are six new fields Orange has been put on alert Monday July 17, Meteo France’s heat wave. Vaucluse, The War, joins two departments of Corsica, Pyrenees-Orientales, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, which is already concerned by the warning issued by the forecaster. The warning, which starts at midnight, also applies to Andorra. Météo France expects temperatures of up to 40°C in affected areas

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