Forest fires are raging within the Mediterranean, and the World Meteorological Group has launched excessive excessive temperature information and hearth hazard maps.
In different phrases, the temperature within the inside of Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Turkey is predicted to rise above 40 levels Celsius.
As well as, they predict that just about your complete Mediterranean area is going through excessive hearth hazards.
The Turkish Meteorological Company predicts that subsequent week the temperature in Ankara and a number of other different cities will probably be 12 levels Celsius increased than the common temperature in August. Excessive temperature warnings have been issued in northern Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, and elements of Romania and Serbia.
Italian firefighters are nonetheless extinguishing hearth in Sicily. The fireplace has unfold to Catania, the middle of the province of the identical identify, forcing residents to go away their houses and the native airport was briefly closed.
Firefighters introduced on Twitter that previously 24 hours, they’d carried out 250 fire-fighting operations in numerous locations in Sicily, of which 50 have been in Catania alone. This Sicilian metropolis, identified for its Baroque structure, is positioned on the east coast of the island on the slopes of Mount Etna.
The fireplace engulfed a sea-facing space of Catania and destroyed the native resort of La Capanino. Pictures of the seashore posted on social media confirmed that umbrellas and deck chairs have been burned.
Along with reaching a temperature of 40 levels Celsius, the recent wind accelerated the unfold of the fireplace throughout the island. The native media additionally reported a fireplace within the province of Palermo.
In Sardinia, Italy, about 1,000 individuals needed to go away their houses because of fires.
Resulting from an “unprecedented catastrophe”, the native authorities of Sardinia declared a state of emergency on Sunday.
Hundreds of rescuers have been preventing a significant forest hearth in Turkey on Sunday for 5 days to evacuate vacationers from instantly threatened vacationer points of interest.
In keeping with Mayor Ahmet Aras (Ahmet Aras), Bodrum within the Aegean area is a well-liked vacation vacation spot and a number of other of its places have been evacuated on Saturday evening. He additionally identified that individuals have been taken to security.