Due to the effects of heat waves along the Mediterranean coast, temperatures in southern Italy have risen to 48.8 degrees Celsius, which is believed to be the highest temperature ever observed in Europe.

Heat waves continue along the Mediterranean coast, with a maximum temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius recorded by local meteorological authorities on the 11th in Sicily, southern Italy.

According to WMO = World Meteorological Organization data, the highest temperature in Europe so far was 48 degrees Celsius, which was observed in Athens, the capital of Greece in 1977, and local media reported that if this observation was approved, it would be a record break. I am.

Under these circumstances, wildfires continued in Italy and Greece along the Mediterranean coast, and of these, on the island of Evia in Greece, where more than 2,000 people were forced to evacuate, firefighters from various countries such as the United Kingdom and France continued to extinguish the fire. I am.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, said in a new report released on the 9th that the frequency and intensity of heat waves and heavy rains will increase around the world as global warming progresses. Is a concern.