the Meteorological Department warns that ‘mercury’ may reach 50 degree celcius
The UK Meteorological Department has warned that in the coming days, the temperature may touch or exceed 50 degrees.
Europe is currently scorching in the scorching heat. Italy has probably seen Europe’s hottest day, with the country’s highest temperature recorded on Wednesday in Sicily’s Siracusa. South Europe is currently scorching by the terrible heat. On Thursday, the Italian Fire Brigade Department received information about fires in hundreds of places across the country, in which four people lost their lives. The difficulties do not seem to end here. The Meteorological Department has forecast the mercury to rise further in the coming days. The UK Meteorological Department has warned that in the coming days, the temperature may touch or exceed 50 degrees.
Professor Peter Scott, head of the UK Meteorological Department, said, ‘The temperature is increasing continuously due to climate change. When we look at these record-breaking temperature figures, more such records are expected to be broken or close to it in the coming days. He said that the record breaking temperature was seen in June 2019 when the mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius for the first time in France. Our analysis has shown that due to climate change, the possibility of this happening (increasing temperature) has increased up to five times.
According to the UK Meteorological Department, the Earth’s average surface temperature has increased by 1.1 °C since the pre-industrial period (1850–1900), but the average temperature has increased significantly in some areas. For example, in North Africa it increased to about 2 °C. According to AFP, the increasing incidence of fires in Greece due to the scorching heat of the decade has destroyed about 10,000 hectares of forest and farms. This is the biggest loss due to fire in the country since 2007.