Severe heat wave warnings have been issued for southern Europe as temperatures are forecast to exceed 40C (104F).
In Seville, it’s been forecast to reach temperatures 41C (106F) while 39C (102F) in Rome and 38C (100F) in Athens are forecast.
The people are requested to follow the orders or any advice given by the concerned authorities.
It is learned that the Meteoalarm, a network of national meteorological services in Europe, issued warnings for “very dangerous” weather due to high rise in temperature in 11 countries such as Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Montenegro and Switzerland.
Residents and visitors in popular British tourist areas have been asked to stay in shade and carry water at all the times.
Today, Seville in Spain and a few ranges of the Italian island of Sardinia can expect temperatures around 42-43C, while Novska in Croatia is anticipated an evening high of 40C.
In Italy, the heatwave named “Lucifer” by local people has caused a 15 per cent rise in admissions to hospital emergency units
The western part of Romania has been predicted to face a 42C rise in temperature as well.
Some days ago, Split aeroplane terminal in Croatia recorded 42.3C, not a long way from the nation’s highest ever temperature of 42.8C of 1981.
Italy has been hard-hit by a prolonged drought that costs billions to the agricultural sector. Now the heatwaves burden its pressure as at least 11 regions are facing critical water shortages.
Romanian authorities advised individuals not to go outside amid the heatwave and encouraged adults not to leave youngsters in autos due in the scorching climate.
With a 42C forecast for the following two days, the Romanian meteorologists issued a ‘red code’ heat alert for 12 areas in western parts of the country.
An ‘amber code’ was issued for the other parts of the country, predicting temperatures up to 39 C (102 F).
There will be limitations for overwhelming movement on major streets amid the end of the week due to the heatwave, according to the police.
High temperatures are expected in parts of central Europe and the Balkans in the coming days, according to Meteoalarm.
With the health warnings issued in 26 European cities, the heatwave is predicted to last until at least Monday.