Due to the heat, classes in schools in the Canary Islands were canceled from Wednesday after reports from various institutions about students fainting and feeling unwell.
The heatwave that has been ongoing in the Canary Islands since last week is being called “unprecedented” by the local media. In most places the temperature exceeds 34 degrees Celsius. According to forecasts, this will not change by the end of this week.
On Wednesday, as much as 36.7 degrees Celsius was measured at the Reina Sofia airport in Tenerife, which was the highest value recorded in the entire territory of Spain – reported the national meteorological agency AMET.
Lessons at schools were canceled
The difficult conditions caused by the heat and lack of air conditioning in some schools were made even worse by storms sandstorms, which forced the windows in classrooms to be closed. Last week, parents appealed to suspend classes or conduct them remotely after some students in Gran Canaria fainted and complained of feeling unwell.
The Ministry of Education decided to close schools from October 11 to Friday, October 13, local media reported.
Spain experiences unseasonably high temperatures in October, after… This year’s September was considered the world’s warmest in recorded history – points out the Reuters agency.
Reuters, canarias7.es, tvnmeteo.pl
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