Weather in Europe – level 3

03-07-2019 07:00

Last week, multiple temperature records were broken in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Heatwaves like this have been deadly for Europe.

In 2003 in France alone, scorching temperatures killed thousands of people. Last week, France’s national weather authority issued its highest-level weather alert for some areas of the country – forecasters predicted dangerous temperatures between 42° and 45° Celsius.

The Italian ministry of health reported emergency levels of heat in 16 cities, and firefighters in Spain battled a huge wildfire which people think started because of the high temperatures. People are advised to take precautions like staying indoors during the hottest hours of the day.

Difficult words: scorching (extremely hot), predict (say what is going to happen), take precaution (do something to stop something bad from happening).

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