In the wake of alarming heatwaves all across the globe, Western France is facing a ‘heat apocalypse.’
Climate experts have put on dire warnings throughout these most vulnerable continents as extreme temperatures continue to hit much of Europe.
Temperatures could touch record high levels in 15 regions of southwest France. This comes as firefighters battle wildfires and thousands are forced to evacuate.
These intense blazes in Spain, Portugal and Greece have now forced thousands to flee. Moreover, record high temperatures are also likely in parts of the UK, which has its first-ever red extreme heat warning in place.
The recent wildfires in France have forced over 16,000 people to flee this area; concerned authorities have also set up emergency shelters for these evacuees.
Gironde, a popular tourist region in the southwest was also hit badly. The firefighters have been battling to control these fires which have already destroyed over 14,000 hectares of land since last Tuesday.