Temperatures soaring in Europe, could soon touch new high: Experts
London, Aug 3 (IBNS): The average temperature in Europe is on the rise and could soon reach a new high, experts have warned.
Neighbours Spain and Portugal are witnessing temperatures in excess of 45C, aided by hot winds blowing from Africa.
The current record sits with Greece. Way back in July 1977, Athens recorded 48C.
According to BBC Weather, the present forecast for both Friday and Saturday in southwestern parts of Portugal and Spain is 47C. The national record for the respective country is 47.4 C (2003) and 47.3C (2017).
A warning has also been sounded by Spain national weather agency, which has urged the citizens in the southwestern part to take cover until at least Sunday.
The temperature has also risen in the United Kingdom, reaching 33C in the southeast.
A similar notice has been issued by authorities in Italy. The heat is likely to affect famous tourists spots, including Rome, Florence and Venice.
Europe-based weather organisation MeteoGroup has said that under the current condition, there is a 40 percent chance that the Athens temperature will be equalled and a 30 percent chance that it will be breached.
The rising temperature will also affect Sweden, where a glacier is melting so fast that it will lose its status of being the highest point to Kebnekaise mountain's northern side.