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Spain on alert as heat wave continues
熱浪持續 西班牙高溫警戒

A boy jumps into Geneva Lake in Saint Saphorin, western Switzerland, above a tourist protecting herself from the sun with an umbrella on July 31.

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Much of Spain is on alert as the country’s weather agency warns that temperatures could surpass 40 degrees Celsius due to a hot air mass moving north from Africa.

Spain’s Meteorological Agency says eight provinces in the southern Andalusia region and around Madrid are under high risk because of the heat wave hitting the country beginning Wednesday.

Two dozen more provinces are also on a lower level of alert, with the agency saying that the mercury could hit 44 degrees Celsius in three major river valleys on Thursday and Friday.

Authorities are warning against venturing outdoors during the peak sunny hours of the day and advising citizens to drink water and keep houses and vehicles as cool as possible.







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