The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported this Friday that the high pressures that generated record temperature figures in several European countries in recent weeks are weakening and are expected to move east, resulting in a slight decrease over the next week. Will come
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WMO spokeswoman Brigitte Perrin specified that, despite this, in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Greece, parts of Germany and the northern Balkans, they still expect temperatures above 30 °C (°C).
“Temperature records are rare and when they are reached, they are expected to be only a few tenths higher than the previous ones,” he remarked at a press conference, when the United Kingdom reached a record temperature of 40.3 degrees. was.
In addition, Perrin warned that high temperatures are expected in Italy this weekend, which could even reach 48 degrees Celsius.
For its part, the French Meteorological Monitoring System (Méteo France) reported that a high pressure area would spread over the country, drying the air, leading to a significant rise in temperatures.
“On Sunday afternoon, the entire country will experience a new peak in maximum temperatures. In the South-East, the heat will remain the same as in the previous days, which will extend over the South-West of the country. In the southern part, it will be 32 to 38 °C, with some peaks above 38 °C, or even 40 °C in the lower Rhne valley.
In turn, the service of Spain’s State Meteorological Agency continues to warn about the high temperatures expected this weekend, highlighting that many regions such as Córdoba, Seville, Valencia, Huelva and Jan Experienced values were experienced in above 41 degrees.
The WMO recalled that the health ministries of Spain and Portugal have reported more than a thousand deaths from the heat wave, in addition to this increase in temperature worsening air quality, increasing the number of harmful particles in the atmosphere .