In some parts of southern Germany, warnings are emerging about the approaching heat wave and potentially fatal consequences. The Nuremberg Medical Office in Nuremberg said in a recent statement: “Achieving the German Meteorological Service’s heat warning can lead to an acute life-threatening situation.” The German Meteorological Service (DWD) will issue an appropriate warning if the perceived temperature in the early afternoon is at least 32 degrees. In Berlin, it should reach 35 degrees on Saturday and even 37 degrees on Sunday. The sun is supposed to last both days for 16 hours, rain is unlikely.
According to the authorities, temperatures that could endanger health could reach this week in Nuremberg as well. The report goes on to say: “At just 26 degrees Celsius, the body responds with increased sweating and circulatory disorders.” Particularly at risk are the elderly, the chronically ill and young children.
In the affected part of the country in the south of Germany, up to 30 degrees and around 13 hours of sunshine are currently expected in Nuremberg on Wednesday. In the second half of the week, the thermometer should rise to 32 degrees.
According to the Reuters news agency, Spain is currently being crushed by the hottest wave of pre-summer heat in the last 20 years. The cause of the record heat is therefore the hot air from North Africa, which reaches Europe via the Mediterranean. 40 Gard was measured on Saturday in the Guadalquivir Valley in Seville and 40 degrees in the nearby city of Cordoba. The capital Madrid is also expected to reach 40 degrees on Tuesday, and even 44 degrees in Cordoba.
According to a report by the news portal nordbayern.de, weather expert Stefan Ochs thinks that it is possible that part of the hot air from North Africa could reach Germany. Ochs: “This air will probably go to us in Central Europe on Saturday and Sunday, so that the temperatures will rise to 36 degrees.” But that is not certain.