11 Countries In Europe Issue Warning Against Extreme Heat Wave Nicknamed "Lucifer". Temperatures Cross 40C!

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Parts of south and eastern Europe, including Italy, Spain and Croatia, are facing an extreme heatwave which has some areas crossing 40 degree C, prompting authorities in many countries to issue warnings to their citizens to take precautions.

According to the the European forecasters’ network :

Authorities in countries including Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia are on red alert.



A bride dressed in her wedding dress walks in a fountain in Kiev, Ukraine on Friday as temperatures rose about 104F in several European cities
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At least two people, one from Romania and the other from Poland, are reported to have died of the extreme temperatures while Italy reported that its hospitalization rate was 15% above normal, with hordes of people admitted for sun burn and other heat related conditions.

Even the UK government has taken out an advisory to warn British travelers of the situation as most of these areas are becoming quite the favorite destinations for travelers.


Further Reading


  1. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/04/extreme-heat-warnings-issued-europe-temperatures-pass-40c
  2. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather-heatwave-idUSKBN1AK1I8
  3. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/dangerous-43c-heatwave-sweeps-europe-10927272
  4. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4760176/Heatwave-hit-Europe-highs-43C-Croatia-Spain.html

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(yawn)..been 107 here in texas...we call it summer..

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Lol! For some that is baking :)

Thanks for the warning!

One shalt not fear the sun as the sun giveth me life. 🕶

I really like your posting is really interesting @norbu ;)

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Thanks man!

Serbia today

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That 58C? Wow!