Turkey is in for some sweltering weather this week, with temperatures expected to increase to nearly 43 degrees Celsius in some parts of Turkey.
Temperatures are predicted go up between 3-10 degrees higher than normal. The south and southeast of Turkey will see partly cloudy skies, while other areas will see cloudless skies.
Such extreme temperatures can pose great health risks. Doctors have advised the public to take necessary precautions in the upcoming weeks, such as drinking enough water and limiting the amount of time they spend under the sun.
In the Fenike district of the southern
province of Antalya, the temperature has already increased to 45 degrees. Meanwhile, in the Akçakale district of Şanlıurfa province, temperatures have risen to as high as 48 degrees. Streets have been noticeably empty throughout the day, with many waiting for evening to shop for iftar, or the fast-breaking dinner.
The southwest province of Aydın has experienced temperatures as high as 50 degrees. Those working outdoors are taking longer breaks, saying working around noontime has become nearly unbearable.
Source: Todays Zaman