Turkey to swelter under high temperatures 15 more days

The heat wave that has been hitting Turkey for nearly 20 days is expected to last 15 more days, according to meteorologists.

Turkey to swelter under high temperatures 15 more days

World Bulletin / News Desk

The heat wave that has been hitting Turkey for nearly 20 days is expected to last 15 more days, according to meteorologists.

The Marmara, Black Sea and Mediterranean regions have been among the most affected by the high temperatures. People have been warned of the danger of heat stroke and advised to consume plenty of water.

Mithat Kadıoglu, a professor from Istanbul Technical University's meteorological engineering department, told Cihan news agency, Turkey will continue to see high temperatures for two more weeks. A decline of 2 or 3 degrees Celsius is expected throughout the country around Aug. 20.

The temperature in Istanbul was 32 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity was around 70 percent on Tuesday, with a perceived temperature of 39 degrees Celsius. In addition to İstanbul, the provinces of Zonguldak, Bartın, Sinop and Samsun have seen very high humidity for nearly two weeks. The temperature in Ankara was 38 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. News reports said there will be no decline in temperatures in Ankara for three more weeks.

In the Mediterranean province of Antalya, the perceived temperature was 44 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ağustos 2010, 17:20

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