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.theguardian - 3 month ago

Portugal’s skies turn orange as desert air threatens to bring new heatwave record

In southern Europe, even locals used to heat are retreating indoors, leaving towns desertedMarcelino Raimundo, 68, has seen many summers in Amareleja, the small Portuguese town that is consistently one of the hottest places in Europe. “Every year we see temperatures rise above 40C,” said Raimundo, his long-sleeved shirt unbuttoned, as the chirps of cicadas reached a climax in the stifling heat. “But the weather is changing: only last week we had 33C, and now it has jumped to 45C. We have thunderstorms in Ja

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