Tuesday, 8 August 2017

European heatwave devastates European glaciers


WATCH: Shocking drone footage as HEATWAVE devastates European glaciers


SHOCKING drone footage has been released showing the devastating impact of heatwave Lucifer on the Italian Alps, as temperatures soared to over 40 Celsius.



7 August, 2017


As the heatwave sizzles Europe, the Continent’s ski resorts have been abandoned as their snow melts away under the intense heat.

Eerie drone footage of the Stelio Glacier, which stands at almost 3000 metres above sea level, shows the important summer ski resort reduced to bare granite.

Video captures a vast barren landscape as abandoned cable cars hang above unused as the area is devoid of skiers.

Lucifer has caused at least 11 European countries have issued grim warnings of “dangerous” weather conditions.

Italian Alps snow melts away as heatwaver Lucifer spreads across Europe
A “red alarm”, indicating a potentially deadly risk from the heat, has been issued for popular Italian cities Florence, Rome, Venice and Verona.

Authorities in a raft of holiday destinies popular with British tourists are warning visitors to stay in the shade and carry water at all times.

In Italy, hospitals have seen a 15 per cent spike in emergency admissions from patients suffering from both burns, hearthstone and other heat-related illnesses.

Italian meteorologists have predicted temperatures of around 40C in the capital Rome and several parts of the country until Monday.

BBC Weather report Italy Lucifer

As the heatwave sizzles Europe, the Continent’s ski resorts have been abandoned as their snow melts away under the intense heat.

Eerie drone footage of the Stelio Glacier, which stands at almost 3000 metres above sea level, shows the important summer ski resort reduced to bare granite.

Video captures a vast barren landscape as abandoned cable cars hang above unused as the area is devoid of skiers.

Lucifer has caused at least 11 European countries have issued grim warnings of “dangerous” weather conditions.

Italian Alps snow melts away as heatwaver Lucifer spreads across Europe
A “red alarm”, indicating a potentially deadly risk from the heat, has been issued for popular Italian cities Florence, Rome, Venice and Verona.

Authorities in a raft of holiday destinies popular with British tourists are warning visitors to stay in the shade and carry water at all times.

In Italy, hospitals have seen a 15 per cent spike in emergency admissions from patients suffering from both burns, hearthstone and other heat-related illnesses.

Italian meteorologists have predicted temperatures of around 40C in the capital Rome and several parts of the country until Monday.

Italy hit by extreme storms and torrential rain

The number of Italian cities on the health ministry’s maximum heat alert has now reached 26.

Sardinia and the southern parts of Italy are experiencing temperatures of up to 42C.

With Temperatures in the UK recently struggling to make it past the low 20s, holidaymakers have been warned to take care.

Tourists have been advised to stay in shaded areas while warnings are in place.


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