Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

Source: BBC News

Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111F).

Several countries have issued health warnings as this week’s record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent.

Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked wildfires, and dozens of towns and cities are on the health ministry’s maximum heat alert.

The heatwave has left some regions facing the threat of severe drought.

Media caption: Gabriella and Layla have some tips for dealing with hot weather

Health warnings are in place in the parts of Europe where temperatures have reached potentially dangerous levels.

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