Spain hit by severe heatwave

Spain hit by more wildfires as heatwave continues

BBCSpain was hit by more wildfires as temperatures remained sky-high in the Europe-wide heatwave. Firefighters finally managed to contain another blaze in the country they had been tackling for nearly 72 hours. 

Authorities in Madrid said today that a fire that started Friday evening in the central town of Almorox had already burnt at least 1,600 hectares spilling over into the Madrid region and forcing the evacuation of a village. Another blaze near the city of Toledo some 60 kilometres away also forced the evacuation of 22 residents, as water-dropping aircraft assisted firefighters on the ground amid strong winds.

Meanwhile, a major blaze in the northeastern region of Catalonia had finally been contained and was in the process of being stabilised. The fires come as Europe is hit by a major heat wave, with temperatures in some parts of France reaching a record high. Spain’s weather agency said temperatures today would be above 36 degrees Celsius in a large part of the country, and would likely reach or go over 40 degrees C in the centre including Madrid and south. In parts of the northeast, meanwhile, they were expected to soar to 42 degrees C.

Meteorologists blame a blast of hot air from northern Africa for scorching temperatures early in the European summer. The heatwave is due to die down from tomorrow. 

Published by Naresh Sagar

Mentor MSME, Motivator, Media Event Org, Management fiscal & Water management.Social Media branding,Internet broadcasters,Propunder of Indian Philosophy

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