Forest Fires Plague SW Europe amid Record Temperatures
Posted by feww on August 7, 2015
Iberia turned into a tinderbox
Thousands evacuated in Spain amid raging wildfires in the west and southeast of the country.
Meanwhile, about 80% of neighboring Portugal is facing severe or extreme drought conditions, according to the local climatologists.
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Meteorologists expect the temperature in southern Germany to break all-time high of 40.3C (105F) on Friday, a record that was set just over a month ago on 5 July in the town of Kitzingen in Bavaria, said a report.
France’s weather agency issued Extreme Heat Warnings for central and eastern France Friday, forecasting temperatures of up to 40C in many regions.
“This summer has been a particularly hot one for France and left many areas in drought and with water restrictions imposed,” said a report.