2022 European heat waves

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The temperatures in Europe during this heat wave

There were heat waves in many European countries in June and July 2022. It created all-time high temperatures in many places. The rising temperatures caused wildfires to break out across Europe, and the high temperatures caused hundreds of deaths across Spain and Portugal.[1] The United Kingdom sent its first ever "red" level temperature warning. Many towns were evacuated in Portugal and France.[2]

Climate scientists have connected the extreme heat to climate change.[3][4] Over 3,000 people have died because of the heat waves.[5]

The highest temperature recorded was 47.0 °C (116.6 °F) in Pinhão, Portugal on 14 July.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kirby, Paul (2022-07-15). "Europe heatwave: Thousands escape wildfires in France, Spain and Greece". BBC News. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  2. Adams, Doug Faulkner & Charley (2022-07-16). "Heatwave: National emergency declared after UK's first red extreme heat warning". BBC News. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  3. Carrington, Damian (2022-07-11). "Why is it so hot in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and what are the dangers?". the Guardian. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  4. School, Columbia Climate (2022-07-05). "More Frequent European Heat Waves Linked to Changes in Jet Stream". State of the Planet. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  5. Wildfires rage in France and Spain as heatwaves sear Europe
  6. "Portugal hits 47ºC". www.theportugalnews.com. Retrieved 2022-07-19.