Heatwave across Turkey continues as mercury rises

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.

Air pollution increases in Turkey as researchers struggle to access vital data  

Air quality across Turkey is above the safety limit values set by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the Right to Clean Air Platform, an independent nongovernmental organization focused on the issue of air pollution in the country.

RHMZ emergency warning for parts of Serbia - rainstorms, thunder and hail PHOTO

"In the next hour (until 5 pm) in the area of the Podunavlje district (between Smederevska Palanka and Velika Plana) and the Zlatibor district (in the vicinity of Kosjeri), local heavy showers, thunderstorms and short-term occurrence of the hail is expected", it is stated.

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Weather in Bulgaria: Mostly Sunny Today, Rain in the Afternoon

Before noon it will be mostly sunny. In the afternoon and until midnight, cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds will develop and in some places there will be short-term rain with thunderstorms and temporary intensification of the wind. The prevailing maximum temperatures will be between 29 ° and 34 °, according to the NIMH forecast.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes eastern Turkey

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked eastern Turkey early on Aug. 12, according to the country's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck Iğdır province at 02.29 a.m. local time (1129GMT).

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.47 kilometers (4 miles), said AFAD.