The summer of 2020 will be one of the hottest for Greece and Europe, according to the forecasts of the World Meteorological Organization and a well-known meteorological forecast website.
Even if the coronation pandemic makes it particularly difficult, cities and municipalities must now prepare to protect citizens. This is because both the assembly and the operation of air conditioners are prohibited, which makes it more difficult to deal with a heatwave.
The question of how hospitals are prepared to deal with heat stroke in combination with those of the coronary heart remains unanswered .
AccuWeather: “A Red Summer for Europe”
All of Europe is facing the threat of high temperatures and drought , with the exception of the British Isles and the western part of Norway, which is bathed by the Atlantic, where AccuWeather meteorologists forecast stormy, equally dangerous and summer months.
According So with the team led by chief for 26 years of the company, Jason Nichols, the analysis time of the upcoming summer in Europe on the basis of two decades of data showing that this summer promises to be hot, with high temperatures and drought, pattern which will dominate throughout Greece .
In fact, there is an estimate for prolonged periods, where the temperature will remain between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius in most of the Balkans and Northern Italy .
According to AccuWeather models , the most dangerous is expected in the summer for the Iberian Peninsula, which experienced a rainy winter and spring finale, especially in March and April . The rain favored water suppliers, however, the increased rainfall led to an outbreak of vegetation that would potentially turn into … a spark in the summer with the expected high temperatures, making even more dangerous than usual the outbreak of forest fires in Spain and Porto. .
Heat and drought are the patterns that stand out for most of the European south, but also Germany and France , which could drop river levels to very low levels, creating problems for ships crossing the waters. roads in Europe, although not at the levels found in 2018 and 2019.
If the forecasts are confirmed, there will be serious consequences for agricultural production in many countries, such as Ukraine , which lost 2.6% of its winter production due to the unusually dry conditions that prevailed in the country and may see a decrease in rainfall. usually recorded in the country and during the summer months. A warning of particular importance, as Ukraine is the sixth largest exporter of wheat and the fourth largest exporter of corn.
According to AccuWeather, the “danger zone” includes cities such as Paris, Prague, Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw. For the British Isles, the American website “sees” rains that could end prolonged periods with temperatures above average. The same scenario is expected for part of Norway , while the rest of the Scandinavian Peninsula and the Baltic countries will experience a hot summer, but not in its extreme form.
If this pattern is verified, there are, as AccuWeather meteorologists point out, a serious risk of a repeat of the forest fires this year , with Sweden and Finland closer to the threat, especially for the second half of this summer. It is recalled that two years ago Sweden suffered the worst forest fires in its history. So, after all the above – and while we have only June 2 and in our country the weather is still not reminiscent of summer – the planet expects the evolution of hot weather in the coming months.