As southern Europe continues to grapple with extreme heat, a red alert has been issued for 15 cities across Italy on July 15. This alert, which signifies risks even for healthy individuals, applies to popular tourist destinations such as Rome, Florence, and Bologna in the coming days.
In response to the intense heat, the Italian government has advised individuals in the affected areas to avoid direct sunlight between 11:00 and 18:00 and to take special care of the elderly and vulnerable. The high temperatures are expected to persist in Europe next week as another heatwave approaches. The European Space Agency (ESA) has indicated that Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and Poland may experience extreme weather conditions.
The ESA utilizes satellite monitoring to track land and sea temperatures. Meanwhile, Greece has recently experienced temperatures of 40°C (104°F) or higher. The meteorological office in the Czech Republic has issued a warning that temperatures could exceed 38 degrees Celsius over the weekend, which is exceptionally high for the country. In contrast, the UK is expecting heavy showers and gusty winds in parts of England today.
As the heatwave continues to impact southern Europe, it is crucial for individuals in the affected regions to adhere to the guidance provided by local authorities. Taking precautions to avoid direct sunlight and ensuring the well-being of vulnerable individuals are essential steps to stay safe during this period of extreme heat.