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Below are the ongoing heat waves in the world

Below are the ongoing heat waves in the world

DN previously reported on the crippling heat in Greece, a classic travel destination among Swedes. The authorities in the country closed many famous tourist destinations, including the Acropolis in Athens, as a result of the high temperatures. In addition, tourists have disappeared – and been found dead – in the heat.

One of the people who died was diet expert Michael Mosley. He had huge success as a health guru when he published the 5:2 diet in 2013. On June 5 of this year, he went for a walk alone in the heat on the Greek island of Symi. Only several days later, after great search efforts, he was found dead.

Photo: Eva Tedigo

In Greece it has Temperatures reached 45 degrees in some places. But the country is not the only one in the region affected by high pressure and temperatures reaching around 40 degrees. According to Linnea Rehn Witskog, a meteorologist at SMHI, the high pressure will likely come from Africa.

– Warmer air goes to eastern Spain. When you get to Italy, the Balkan countries, Greece and Turkey, there is really warm air, she says.

The holiday destinations of Sardinia and Sicily are a selection of areas with a high temperature warning in the central and eastern parts of the Mediterranean.

According to Linnea Rehn Wittskog, the heat is expected to continue a bit over the next week. Cold temperatures and rain are likely to follow.

Last summer was superior Several heat waves occurred in parts of Europe. Linnea Rehn Witskog says she cannot comment on whether more heatwaves are expected in Europe this year.

Greek meteorologists reported that the heat arrived unusually early, but it remains to be seen what the rest of the summer will be like, she said.

In Tampas India Residents with temperatures reaching 45 degrees in the capital, Delhi. The heat reportedly led to record electricity usage in the capital BBC. The high need to use air conditioners has led to power outages several times. According to the country's Meteorological Institute, the heat wave is expected to continue in the capital and the northern parts of the country during the next few days.

The heat also hit Saudi Arabia, where many Muslims traveled, among other things, to perform the Hajj pilgrimage around the cubic Kaaba building in Mecca. There, 550 people died during the journey, most of them from heat-related illnesses.

Circumambulating around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Photo: AFP/TT

The United States is experiencing extreme weather in several parts of the country. In the east, a heat wave is raging, with temperatures reaching just over 30 degrees. according to CNN Several heat records are expected to be broken for June. The National Weather Service in the United States warned that the temperature could reach dangerous levels in cities such as Chicago, Boston and New York. Fires are burning in the western parts of the country, California and New Mexico, forcing residents to evacuate their homes.

facts.To think about heat

Be alert for dry mouth, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and decreased urine output. Children who drink too little fluid urinate less often, become limp, and have dry lips and mouth.

Signs of heatstroke are body temperature above 40 degrees, headache, nausea and vomiting, vision disturbances, dizziness, rapid pulse, and dry, red skin.

Drink water continuously. Avoid sugary drinks, alcohol, and diuretics such as coffee.

Ensure that the indoor environment is cool with the help of blinds and blinds. Weather at night when it is cooler.

Take it easy with physical activity.

Take a cool shower and wear loose clothing made from natural materials.

In case of severe dehydration, for example with diarrhea and vomiting, add fluid replacements as well as sugar and salts to the body.

Source: 1177 VĂ¥rdguiden and Stockholm County Council

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