Heatwave, winds and drought to blame for wildfires in Spain and Germany
Wildfires are scorching parts of Spain and Germany. Experts say they’re sparked by an early-season heat wave.
And this could just be the beginning.
In fact, the World Meteorological Organization says heat waves are starting earlier in the year and they’re becoming more frequent. All because of…you guessed it: climate change.
Spain’s enduring its earliest heat wave in 40 years. In the last week, temps have soared above 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Some parts of Spain and France, temperatures are more than 10 degrees higher, so 10 degrees higher, that’s huge than the average for this time of year.”
The most significant damage has been in Zamora–a northwest province. More than 60,000 acres have been burned there.