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Extreme fire hazard observed in seven regions of Ukraine

The current temperature rate holds above +30 degrees by Celsius in the daytime
09:58, 6 August 2018

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On August 6, fire hazard will remain extremely high in seven regions across Ukraine. The State Emergency Service reported that with a reference to Ukraine's Hydrometeocentre. 

'The class 5 level of fire hazard will be observed on August 6 in the following regions: Chernivtsi, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhya, Rivne, Poltava, Zhytomyr and Vinnytsia', the message on the website of the State Emergency Service says.

The current average temperature rate holds above +30 degrees by Celsius in the daytime.

As we reported, several countries in Western Europe, specifically Germany, France and Portugal are now overtaken by the extreme heat. In many parts of the country, the temperature is already above +35 degrees by Celsius, Xinhua reportsThe heat already led to forest fires and lowering the water level in the rivers in Germany. In addition, it is expected that the drought will cause a reduction in yields. 

The German Meteorological Service confirmed that weather in July of 2018 broke the temperature record and it became the hottest month in Germany since 1881. As for the record of the total duration of sunshine, in July 2018 it was 305 hours, the second place since 1951. According to forecasts, in August the heat will not recede.

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