Massive Heatwave Hits Europe (Round 3)
Posted by feww on August 12, 2015
Dry conditions destroy crops in Central and Eastern Europe
Additionally, a drought is severely affecting agricultural areas of southern Poland, amid where crops bone dry condition and the blazing heat, said a report.
“The heatwave has also forced Poland to restrict electricity supplies to industry, pushing some firms to limit production.”
Meanwhile, soaring temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius have broken multiple record across Germany. Record heat has also affected River Elbe in Dresden, with ware levels falling to extreme lows.
Record-breaking heatwave is also affecting France, Italy, Sweden and Ukraine, according to local reports.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued the following bulletin:
Heat building into the West
Temperatures will soar this week in the West. The hottest temperatures will be felt in the deserts of southern Calif. and Ariz. where Excessive Heat Watches are in effect. Temperatures could exceed 115 [46°C] in some locations. Farther north, these hot temperatures will contribute to fire danger in parts of northern California and the Pacific Northwest where Red Flag Warnings are in effect.