Ten European States have entered the red danger level due to the heat wave, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the European network of meteorological services Eumetnet.
5 Aug extreme weather conditions recorded in Italy, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia. The authorities of Spain, France, Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria entered the orange danger level.
Several people died due to abnormal weather conditions in Romania and Poland, dozens of people are hospitalized. It is expected that a new wave of heat will last until Wednesday.
According to the site weather.com on Saturday, August 5, in Rome, the temperature in the shade rises to 37 degrees Celsius, in Podgorica to 39 in Sarajevo to 36, Zagreb, 34, in Belgrade – to 39, in Budapest, to 33, in Bucharest – 36, in Ljubljana, to 33. In many cities of southern Europe temperature today will reach 40 degrees. In Warsaw and Bern today, the temperature is not above 30 degrees, but in the following days is expected to increase the heat.
Note that on the Mediterranean coast of Israel is now a little cooler than in the coastal regions of Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain. However, on Sunday and Monday temperatures will rise and be above the seasonal average.
On hot summer days, doctors recommend to drink more water and to refrain from prolonged sun exposure and avoid physical exertion. These recommendations are especially relevant for the elderly and chronically sick people.