A Massive Heat-Wave (45°C) will Hit Europe This Week
According to forecasters at Accuweather, temperatures across France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Italy could top well above 115 degree Fahrenheit (45°C) in the coming days.
And to make matters worse, experts believe the humidity levels could make it feel much warmer. Truly, this weather will be nothing to mess with.
Weather experts noted that the extreme heat is the result of a storm system stalling “over the Atlantic Ocean and high pressure over central Europe.” In turn, the system is pulling “very hot air from Africa across Europe.”.
To help keep people safe, authorities in France announced they have installed more than 1,000 new drinking fountains across Paris, according to France 24. Officials are also partnering with charities to hand out free water bottles to the homeless. Additionally, France 24 reported, the country will keep public pools and parks open later to allow people to find respite from the heat.
To ensure your safety this week, or during any heat wave, stay tuned to the local weather service, drink plenty of water, and wear appropriate clothing.