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Tragedy in a Barcelona workshop: a firefighter dies suffocating a fire and three others are injured
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Tragedy in a Barcelona workshop: a firefighter dies suffocating a fire and three others are injured

A firefighter from the Generalitat has died, and three other colleagues from the body have been injured, while they were extinguishing a fire that affected a mechanical workshop in the Barcelona town of Vilanova i la Geltrú. According to the first information, the 30-year-old firefighter, coming from the 2019 class, would have received a heat stroke from which he has not been able to escape. The other three have been able to leave the place and be treated by the Servei d'Emergències Mèdiques (SEM). Of these three, two have been transferred to a hospital and the third has been discharged from the scene. The Minister of the Interior, Joan Ignasi Elena, has come to Vilanova to inquire about what ...
The ‘mobile DANA’ is primed this Thursday with more than half Spain: alert for strong storms, rain, wind and hail
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The ‘mobile DANA’ is primed this Thursday with more than half Spain: alert for strong storms, rain, wind and hail

The mobile DANA that is affecting Spain It has already wreaked havoc and will continue to do so for hours to come. More than half of the country is on a meteorological alert this Thursday due to the risk of strong storms accompanied by wind and hail and a forecast of intense rains that can accumulate up to 30 liters per square meter and put 4 autonomies on orange notice and yellow to 10 others. The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) reports on its website that on this day there is an orange warning (significant risk) for rains and storms in Aragon, Catalonia, Navarra and the Basque Country, while in Asturias, Cantabria, the two Castiles, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, La Rioja and the...
The ‘mobile DANA’ is here: it arrives with rains, storms and hail that put almost all of Spain on alert
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The ‘mobile DANA’ is here: it arrives with rains, storms and hail that put almost all of Spain on alert

The arrival of a mobile DANA it will leave strong storms in almost all of Spain during the next few days that in turn are likely to cause flooding in some areas. The last week of spring is marked by rains and storms, which this Wednesday will be intense in the northern third of the peninsula, so that the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated the warning for risk (yellow) or significant risk (orange) in seven autonomous communities. In addition, in the Balearic Islands it has activated the yellow warning for heat. Specifically, the important risk due to rains and storms will be active this Wednesday in León, where they can accumulate up to 30 liters per square meter i...
Why do my legs hurt more in summer?
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Why do my legs hurt more in summer?

Leg pain is very common, especially in some people who tend to stand for a long time, have varicose veins or have some other type of problem. However, many people fear the arrival of summer and heat, as these pain symptoms may increase.The climatic seasons have aspects related to certain pains. For example, in the case of summer, it is necessary to take into account above all the pathologies in which dehydration is relevant, something that can make painful pictures increase.This is explained by Dr. Luis M. Torres, professor of Anesthesia and president of the Spanish Multidisciplinary Pain Society (SEMDOR), in an interview with InfoSalus, where it ensures that heat produces vasodilation in man...
More than 50 counties at very high risk of fire
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More than 50 counties at very high risk of fire

More than 50 municipalities in the districts of Faro, Portalegre, Castelo Branco, Santarém, Coimbra, Guarda, Viseu and Bragança this Tuesday present a very high risk of fire, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA). IPMA also placed several municipalities in all districts (18) of mainland Portugal at high risk of fire. The fire risk determined by IPMA has five levels, ranging from reduced to maximum. Calculations are obtained from air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and amount of precipitation in the last 24 hours. IPMA forecasts for today a light cloudy or clear sky on the continent, with periods of greater morning cloudiness on the west coast and occasional heavy rains, with hail and accompani...
How many people die from heat per year in Spain
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How many people die from heat per year in Spain

According to the predictions of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in the five years from 2021 to 2025 it is likely that a year is the warmest on record in the last century and a half with an increase in temperatures of between 0.9 and 1.8 degrees. In fact, according to the 2020 report prepared by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), last year it was "one of the three warmest on a global scale on record." Europe experienced its hottest year in 2020, as did Spain, which had not had such a warm year since 1961.What are these deaths attributed to?In this sense, global warming is associated with an increase in strange weather phenomena, such as heat waves, intense droughts or torrenti...
Teleworking at home and without air conditioning: how to withstand the heat in the best possible way
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Teleworking at home and without air conditioning: how to withstand the heat in the best possible way

The summer months are coming and the high temperatures are becoming more noticeable, especially for those people who do not have air conditioning at home and live in areas where thermometers rise the most in the summer season. This problem is further aggravated when you have to telecommute from home.Therefore, you can follow a series of tips and recommendations to make the heat more bearable in the home when air conditioning is not available, the main instrument to cool rooms easily and simply. Tricks to maintain a comfortable temperature at homeThe first and most important recommendation to try to achieve a comfortable temperature during the summer months is to keep the house well insulated. ...
Spain ‘suffocates’ before the summer and chains two days in a row with more than 40 degrees in some areas
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Spain ‘suffocates’ before the summer and chains two days in a row with more than 40 degrees in some areas

This hot week has brought two consecutive days with more than 40 degrees in areas of southern Spain, specifically in Huelva and Jaén, and this year it has become the eighth earliest to reach that value since 1920.El Granado (Huelva) arrived this Tuesday at 40.4 degree and Andújar (Jaén) reached the 40.1 degree, according to the data provided by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), The historical series of the network of 291 most reliable stations of the Aemet, which begins in 1920, indicates that this year is the eighth earliest to reach or exceed 40 degrees, only behind 2015 (41.2 degrees on May 13 at Córdoba airport), 2006 (42.3 on May 17 at Andújar), 2000 (43.7 at Vejer de ...
The worst of the heat spell is coming to Spain: extreme day and night temperatures in these areas
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The worst of the heat spell is coming to Spain: extreme day and night temperatures in these areas

The The episode of high temperatures that Spain is experiencing will reach its peak between Wednesday and Thursday, while following the same stable environment tonic in general. There will be slightly cloudy skies in the morning with development of clouds of diurnal evolution from noon, which again in the surroundings of the System, Iberian and Pyrenees can lead to stormy showers. It is not ruled out that these showers and storms affect other mountain areas in the center and east of the Peninsula. The Levante wind will continue to blow with intensity and there will be no changes and temperatures on those two days will drop slightly in the north, but will remain unchanged in the rest of the country. "The intense heat of midsummer will continue, especially in the west, ...
The intense heat arrives, "midsummer", with tropical nights and temperatures of up to 40 degrees
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The intense heat arrives, "midsummer", with tropical nights and temperatures of up to 40 degrees

After a week of instability, storms and hail, the summer heat arrives. Just this weekend, the lightning detection network of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) recorded 23,000 rays between Saturday and Sunday. But, with some exceptions, this week the summer heat finally sets in, with temperatures that can reach in some areas at 40 degrees Celsius. "Fully summer heat," according to Rubén del Campo, a spokesman for the agency.This heat comes from this Monday and at least until friday, when the more widespread arrival of storms and increased atmospheric instability are expected. Until then, hot day and night. "Also we will have tropical nights, those in which the minimum temperature does ...