The heat wave that affects Europe is leaving the mountains of the Alps without snow

Alps mountains

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Passing hot? It is not for less. We have been a few days since in many areas of Spain and Europe the mercury in thermometers has touched, even exceeded, 40 degrees Celsius. It is almost extremely hot, but not only in cities or towns, but also in a natural landscape as beautiful as the Alps.

The snow that should cover your mountains it's melting fast around the Stelvio Glacier ski resort in the Italian Alps.

With temperatures of up to 12 degrees Celsius, which was registered last Sunday, August 6, 2017, the mountains of the Italian Alps are running out of almost snow. Stelvio Glacier station appears lifelessWith the cable cars abandoned, not in vain, skiing in these conditions is very dangerous as well as complicated, so that they have been forced to close indefinitely.

As you can see in the video, which was recorded by a drone equipped with a camera, what should be a white landscape has become grayish or blackened. There's only snow on the highest peaks, and it doesn't look like they'll be able to stay there much longer.

The heat wave is being devastating, hence this nickname: Lucifer. In Spain, 31 provinces have reached or are reaching temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius or more, although it is not the only country that is being affected by this extreme phenomenon: Romania, Croatia and Serbia are also trying to face what promises to be a wave of unforgettable heat, as reported ABC News.

When will it be finished? Soon. In a few days the temperatures will return to normal for this time of year. In the specific case of Spain, the only ones that remain on yellow alert are Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, according to the AEMET, but it is expected that as the week passes, the mercury will mark more pleasant temperatures.

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