Temperature record for May broken in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Demirören News Agency
According to information from the Meteorology General Directorate, it was the highest temperature that the megacity saw after the recorded 34.5 Celsius degrees on May 27 of 1950.
The heat was especially felt in districts on the Anatolian side, with residents flocking to seashores or finding shelter in shady spots in parks.
The temperature in the Kartal district was recorded as 35.4 Celsius degrees, while in the Göztepe district as 34.7 degrees. Meteorology experts have said that the temperature levels in Istanbul would range between 28 and 30 degrees in the upcoming days of May.
Experts have also warned that people suffering from high blood pressure or cardiac complaints, as well as the elderly, should remain indoors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The temperature is cruising above the average May levels due to a heat wave coming from North Africa.
“The temperatures will rise significantly across the country, floating well above the seasonal norms,” Meteorology General Directorate had said on May 27.
The meteorology authority had also said that temperature across Turkey would rise 5 to 10 degrees Celsius, affecting the country for the whole week.