Europe’s June heatwave sparks wildfires warning 18.06.2022

Deutsche Welle | Jun 18, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • A number of Western European nations experienced record temperatures for the time of year on Saturday, where the mercury rose above 40 degrees Celcius (104 Fahrenheit).
  • The unseasonably early heat wave prompted warnings of forest fires and underlined concerns that climate change means such weather events could occur earlier and with greater severity.
  • In Italy, several towns in the north have introduced water rationing and the Lombardy region may declare a state of emergency amid a record drought that has devastated harvests.