The worst heat wave for decades is spreading fatalities and chaos through South-Eastern Europe. Wildfires are threatening entire villages, and millions are being instructed not to venture into the midday sun.

Hot air from Africa is driving the heatwave, which has already hit temperatures above 104 degrees Celsius in many areas, and meteorologists say the weather is expected to stretch into next week, shaping up to be the heaviest since the 1980s.

Authorities in Greece, Turkey, Serbia and Bulgaria and many other countries in a region have warned residents to avoid direct sunlight at noon, while fire crews try to protect their residences anywhere in the region.

Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre

A Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre is responsible for the distribution of information, advisories, and warnings regarding the specific program they have a part of, (wikipedia)

Japan Meteorological Agency

The Japan Meteorological Agency , abbreviated JMA, is an agency of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. (wikipedia)

Highest temperature recorded on Earth

The highest temperature recorded on Earth has been measured in three major ways: air, ground, and via satellite observation. (wikipedia)

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, (wikipedia)

World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics. (wikipedia)

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