Published on : Saturday, August 5, 2017
The meteorological department issued a warning for a number of locations that British travellers flock to each summer. This year, the temperature hovers around 46 degree Celsius and the alerts have been issued for 26 European cities as a heat wave from Africa sweeps across the Mediterranean Sea with soaring temperatures.
The summer temperatures in other countries with the best number of tourist accumulation like Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Croatia have already reached 40 degree Celsius in recent days.
At least two people have died from the heat wave-Lucifer. One in Romania and one in Poland, while many travellers have been taken to hospital suffering from sunstroke and other heat-related illness.
British travellers face further delays at the airports in the midst of the tighter security controls for those countries outside Schengen Area.
The scorching heat wave is forecasted to peak this weekend, with temperatures of 46 degree Celsius or higher in Italy and parts of the Balkans. The temperature is expected to hit around 41 degree Celsius in Spain, 39 degree Celsius in Rome and 38 degree Celsius in Athnes, Greece.
“Meteoalarm”, a network of national meteorological services in Europe, warned about the heat waves that are dominant in the European countries. The organisation also issued a high alert on the countries like Italy, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Poland.
A spokeswoman for the UK’s ABTA travel trade association said that by rising the high temperatures across Europe, the tourists are advised to carry water bottles and other precautions to avoid sunstroke and other serious problems that can result from over-exposure to heat and powerful sunshine.
The travellers particularly the young or elderly should make sure they stay hydrated by drinking plenty of bottled water.