What is heatwave

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It seems that this week the so-called and dreaded dog days have finally arrived, so it will be necessary to arm yourself with patience and pull fans and air conditioners to be able to withstand such high thermal values.

The heatwave refers to the hottest time of the year and in which temperatures surpass the sweltering 4 degrees with ease.

According to different statistics, dog days are the hottest period of the year and where temperatures reach the highest values. The duration of this period usually ranges from July 15 to August 15, although it usually depends on each locality. There is no exact date of this beginning and that is due to several factors such as the fact that the Sun is very high in early summer or the solar radiation that causes the Earth to overheat.


In this way, the heatwave starts later in Spain, while in other parts of Europe or Africa it gets ahead earlier. During the period of the heatwave, warm and dry air inlets from North Africa are usually produced on a regular basis. In these cases it is important to take a series of precautions to avoid dangerous heat strokes as they can sometimes cause the death of the person who suffers them.

According to weather predictions, this heat wave will last three to 4 days with temperatures above 40 degrees. However the heat is here to stay and There are areas of the peninsula in which the average temperature during these weeks will be around 38 degrees. Given these facts, it only remains to cool off well and protect yourself as much as possible from the very high temperatures typical of summer.

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