Fires – While in France, a program Gironde is affected by firesI’Spain Portugal is not left out. hit by a hot wave With temperatures sometimes exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in some areas, the two countries also have to deal with wildfires.
In Portugal, a fire On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, one person was killed in the northern region of Aveiro, according to the emergency services. According to the newspaper Curio da manhaIt was a woman in her fifties. The fire, which reportedly started in a cornfield, has since been brought under control.
Relief has been mobilized aggressively for several days in the center of the country due to wildfires caused by scorching temperatures. Temperatures are expected to exceed 40°C in most parts of the country, rising to 46°C in the Santarem region.
The center of the country, which has been on fire since Thursday, remains the hardest hit by the wildfires that broke out again on Tuesday afternoon, fanned by heat and strong winds. More than 3,000 hectares burned in the Leiria region alone, located north of Lisbon.
The expected peak temperature in Spain
Spain is not immune to fires either. Firefighters and soldiers are battling blazes in the Extremadura region in the west of the country, where at least 3,500 hectares have burned and about 400 residents have been evacuated.
If the heat wave is expected to last from a week to ten days, that is, at least until Sunday, then the Spanish authorities expect the heat to peak on Thursday, July 14. “We expect this to be the hottest day of this heatwave,” said the Spanish weather forecasting institute AEMET. Almost all of Spain was put on alert on Wednesday, with the exception of the Canary Islands. Andalusia (south), Extremadura (southwest) and Galicia (northwest) are on red alert. In these areas, temperatures can reach 45 degrees Celsius, according to AEMET.
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