Scientists warn that due to rising temperatures, Europe is on its way to another hot summer, Reuters wrote on May 17 (reported by UNIAN).
The south of Europe will be hit hardest in 2023.
Some regions are already suffering from water shortages and farmers expect the worst harvests in decades. Soils in Spain, southern France and Italy have already become dry. Low water levels in rivers and reservoirs threaten hydropower production in the summer. At the moment, the worst situation is in Spain. Scientists suggest that the drought will only get worse, and the rains will not solve the problem, because they are local in the summer.
Note that in 2022 Europe experienced its hottest season on record.
At that time, the heat triggered a drought that, according to European Union researchers, was the worst in the last 500 years.