A scorching heatwave is sweeping through various regions of southern Europe and north-west Africa, with the potential for record-breaking temperatures in the coming days. Parts of Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey are expected to experience temperatures surpassing 40°C.
Dubbed the Cerberus heatwave by the Italian Meteorological Society, named after the three-headed monster from Dante’s inferno, extreme conditions are anticipated in the next few days. The intensity of the heatwave raises concerns, particularly after last year’s heatwave in Europe led to over 60,000 fatalities. There is a growing fear that this summer’s heatwave could result in even more deaths.
Authorities are urging people to take precautions and follow safety guidelines to mitigate the risks associated with the high temperatures. Efforts are underway to provide support and assistance to vulnerable populations who may be disproportionately affected by the extreme heat.
As the heatwave continues, it is crucial for individuals and communities to stay informed, stay hydrated, and seek shelter in cool environments to protect their well-being during this challenging period.