Turkey has experienced one of the hottest days of the year over the last week as a heatwave across the country has sparked high temperatures.
When the air temperature exceeded 44 degrees Celsius in İzmir, Muğla and Antalya provinces on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, public beaches, hotels and swimming pools were flooded by residents who wanted to cool off.
Turkey is experiencing the warmest May due to hot weather front from North Africa, causing rising temperatures across the country, according to state meteorology officials.
After the weekend during which the temperatures set all-time record highs for May in Antalya, Muğla, Burdur and Isparta, temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius on May 18 in most cities.
Australia has had its hottest day on record. The national average temperature was 40.9 ° C.
The previous record, of 40.3C, was set on January 7, 2013.
Forecasters predict that the peak of the heatwave is yet to come later in the week. And that means the record can be improved again.
High temperatures aggravate the situation with the out-of-control fires.