In Italy, from Friday, July 22, the Ministry of Health will introduce a “red” – maximum – level of meteorological danger. This will affect 16 of the 27 largest cities in the state. On Thursday, July 21, it is valid in 14 of these cities.
According to the ministry, the restrictions will affect Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence and Genoa. The temperature there is about 40 °C and above.
On July 20, in the west of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, the thermometer reached 35.6 degrees. This temperature can break the absolute record for the whole of Denmark, set in 1975 – then the temperature rose to 36.4 ° C.
A day earlier, an absolute temperature record was set in the UK. According to the Daily Mail, in the village of Charlwood (Surrey, South East England), the air warmed up to +39.1 ° C. The maximum level of danger due to the heat in the United Kingdom was announced earlier, on July 15. Prior to this, the record high temperature in the state was recorded at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens on July 25, 2019 and amounted to 38.7 ° C.
On July 17, the maximum – “red” – level of weather danger was announced in 15 departments of France due to abnormal heat.
On July 19, in Geneva, Switzerland, the representative of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Robert Stefansky, said that the abnormal heat will continue in a number of European countries at least until the middle of next week.
On June 23, Andrey Nagibin, deputy chairman of the public council at Rosprirodnadzor, said that climatic conditions around the world are becoming more severe. At the same time, according to him, it is already impossible to correct the situation, it will only get worse.