Hotter weather to hit Turkey

July 25, 2012, Wednesday/ 13:42:00

Turkey is in for some sweltering weather this week, with temperatures expected to increase to nearly 43 degrees Celsius in some parts of Turkey.

Temperatures are predicted to go up between 3-10 degrees higher than normal. South and southeast Turkey will see partly cloudy skies, while other areas will see clear skies.

Such extreme temperatures can pose great health risks. Doctors have advised the public to take necessary precautions in the upcoming weeks, such as drinking enough water and limiting the amount of time they spend under the sun.

In Fenike, a district of the southern province of Antalya, the temperature has already increased to 45 degrees. Meanwhile, in Akçakale, Şanlıurfa province, temperatures have risen to as high as 48 degrees. Streets have been noticeably empty throughout the day, with many waiting for the evening to shop for the iftar dinner that marks the end of the day's fast during Ramadan.

The southwestern province of Aydın has seen temperature as high as 50 degrees. Workers working outdoors have begun taking longer breaks, saying working around noontime has become next to unbearable.

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