Europe's High Temperature Continues To Break The Table
Since June, the weather in Europe has continued to be hot and the temperatures in Western Europe have continued to rise. This week, a new wave of heat waves has hit again. The historical high temperature records of many countries or regions have been or will be broken. Many countries have issued Class III high temperature red warnings. Among them, Paris, France will encounter the highest temperature in 70 years. Some experts have said that the high temperature will also threaten the wall structure of Notre Dame, which has just experienced a fire.
In Paris, France, people cool down in the fountain pool of Trocadero Park.
Paris will welcome the highest temperature in 70 years
Portugal's "Daily News" reported that almost all areas of France are within the high temperature warning range, and 20 provinces have issued the most advanced red warning. The French meteorological department predicts that temperatures in many French cities will hit new highs, breaking the 41.2 degrees that occurred in Bordeaux on July 23.
In addition, the temperature in Paris on the 25th is expected to reach 41 degrees Celsius, breaking the record of 40.4 degrees in 1974. However, the entire region of France will not have a high temperature of 46 degrees at the end of June this year.
High temperature threats Notre Dame de Paris
Portugal's "Express" reported that due to the high temperature, the ceiling of Notre Dame's ceiling will be at risk of collapse. Although dozens of sensors installed on the building currently show no signs of deterioration, the architect Philippe Villeneuve is still worried.
In an interview, Villeneuve reminded that in the fire on April 15, firefighters used a lot of water to extinguish the fire, and the walls of Notre Dame still have water left at the time. And Paris will have a record high temperature this week, so the walls will dry out quickly, causing the masonry to decrease in coagulation and the structure to become fragile, so that the vault has a risk of collapse.
Villeneuve said that the wall structure is still stable so far. Experts in the construction sector are working hard to stabilize the structure of the building before the church reconstruction begins.
A record high temperature strikes How do European countries respond?
As a neighbor of France, Belgium will also usher in a record high temperature in the next few days. The temperature is expected to reach 38 degrees, the highest temperature since June 1947. The country also issued a high temperature red warning for the first time.
The capital, Brussels, announced that most service departments will close on Thursday and will only open until 1 pm on Friday. The governor of West-Flanders announced on Tuesday that it is forbidden to smoke in the wilderness areas to prevent fires.
On July 24th, in the center of Brussels, Belgium, a man brought a dog to the pool to cool down.
The UK's weather bureau said that temperatures in the UK may have reached a new high on the 25th, surpassing the 38.5 degrees that occurred in Faversham, Kent, in August 2004.
The British Railways said the train will slow down to cope with extreme weather. British Railways said on its official Twitter: "Extremely high temperatures can cause cables to sag above the train and are damaged by the rapid travel of the train. We will slow down when this happens to ensure passenger safety."
Italy will also be hit by heat waves on the 25th, and five cities have issued red high temperature warnings: Bolzano, Brescia, Florença, Perugia and Turin ( Turim).
The Netherlands Meteorological Agency said that the Netherlands may break the high temperature record of 38.6 degrees in the past. Many Dutch farmers leave their cattle outside to sleep, rather than bringing them into the barn. Some kindergartens are closed because they avoid high temperatures that cause harm to children.
In addition, according to weather forecasts, Germany and Luxembourg will also have record high temperatures.
A "clear stream" under the heat wave
It is reported that the Class III red warning means that the climate phenomenon may affect people's lives and health, and not only for the elderly, children and chronic diseases.
However, after avoiding the last round of high temperatures, Portugal will continue to do a "clear stream" in Europe at this week. According to the Portuguese Institute of Ocean and Atmospheric Research (IPMA), temperatures in the country will decline in the coming days. For example, the highest temperature in Lisbon on the 27th is expected to be 27 degrees, and the highest temperature in Porto, the second largest city, is only 21 degrees.