Heat wave in Poland causing electricity shortage, drought | Inquirer News

Heat wave in Poland causing electricity shortage, drought

/ 05:35 PM August 10, 2015

WARSAW, Poland — A heat wave in Poland, with temperatures that have reached 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit), is forcing the national supplier to cut electricity to factories and other large power consumers for several hours on Monday to take pressure off the power grid.

A period of sweltering temperatures combined with low rainfall has also caused a drought, which has hit agricultural areas in the east particularly hard. The levels of the Vistula and several other rivers have fallen dramatically.


The prime minister is meeting with a crisis management team Monday to discuss how to manage the effects of sweltering temperatures that are unusual for Poland.

The highest temperature measured in recent days was 38 Celsius in the western Polish city of Wroclaw and elsewhere in the area.


Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: drought, Poland, Weather, world
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.