By TOI STAFF. 25 April 2024,

“The current heat is unusual by any standard,” Dr. Avner Gross of Ben Gurion University’s Department of Environmental Sciences told the Ynet news site.

“It’s not that there aren’t heatwaves in April, but the intensity is unusual. It is part of a very heavy heatwave that is affecting the entire Eastern Mediterranean region, like Turkey, Greece and Cyprus,” he said.

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