Greece is experiencing its “worst heatwave in 30 years,” with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius.
According to experts, Greece is experiencing the worst heatwave it has seen in the last 30 years.
Michelle Clifford of Sky News reported from Greece, reiterating the terrible weather conditions there. She said Greece and its islands were seeing the highest temperatures since a heat wave in 1987. She went on to say that temperatures could be approaching Europe’s current heat record of 48 degrees Celsius.
“There have been cautions to citizens, particularly on the island of Rhodes, to be aware of the high temperatures,” Ms Clifford said.
“This is the worst heatwave in more than 30 years, according to reports.
“The most disastrous heatwave occurred in 1987, when more than 1,500 individuals died.
“It’s terribly hot here; it’s 10 a.m. and it’s already 30 degrees Celsius.
DON’T MISS: “They’re warning that temperatures have already reached 45 degrees in several regions this week.”
“The highest temperature ever recorded in Europe was 48 degrees Celsius, and forecasters predict that temperatures could reach that level in several regions.
“There is a great deal of anxiety here,” Ms Clifford said, adding that other weather conditions were exacerbating the problem.
“We have winds here in Rhodes, in addition to the dry conditions,” she explained.
“It’s resulting in a poisonous combination of spreading fires, albeit the fires in Rhodes appear to be under control.
“Planes, helicopters, and firefighters arrived on the island yesterday.
“We were up here this morning and saw those water-dropping aircraft.
The intense temperatures in the Mediterranean are anticipated to last for the next few days, according to BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor.
He did say that they will gradually decrease, but that they would still be far above average for the time of year.
“The extreme and dangerous heat over Southeast Europe is above average,” Mr Taylor warned.
“This week, they’re only easing up a little.”