heat wave, summer temperatures

Heat wave: 10 cities that will exceed 40 degrees of temperature

The arrival of the heat wave in Turkey will leave from today abnormally high temperatures in many cities: here are the ones.

The dreaded heat wave that has caused hundreds of deaths in Europe and that has finally reached Turkey, will leave thermometers above normal in the coming days, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees, especially in the cities of the West and the south of the country, but also in Southeastern Anatolia.

As reported by the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS), between today and the weekend thermometers are expected to exceed 40 ºC in 10 cities in the country; the weather alert especially affects the Southeastern region of Anatolia, where temperatures that are already high at this time of year, could increase up to 6 degrees in the coming days, with thermometers reaching 42 degrees in Diyarbakır or 43 degrees in Şanlıurfa.

Specifically, the cities where temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees in the coming days will be Aydın and Denizli on the west coast of Turkey, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis and Gaziantep in the south of the country, and Siirt, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Batman and Adıyaman in Southeastern Anatolia.

The intense heat of this summer is already causing people in coastal areas to crowd beaches, or lakes and even fountains in inland areas, to try to escape the high temperatures. Animals are also suffering from the effects of the heat, and to combat it in Turkey’s zoos and parks, keepers try to cool them down with cold showers, or by offering them frozen fruits and other foods.

Before the arrival of the heat wave and temperatures above 40 degrees, experts advise the population living in the affected cities to avoid going outside between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., especially in the case of children, the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or heart problems.