The Department warns live exporters for the transport of cattle in hot weather

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Live exporters said the Department of agriculture, transportation of cattle in European countries experiencing high temperatures is prohibited.

In light of the current conditions of extremely high temperatures weather alerts in Spain and Portugal , the Department once again reminds all exporters of live animals that travel magazines on road transport is not approved for any livestock for export, where the country has orange or red weather alert in place or where a significant portion of transit goes through orange or red alerts pane.

This is in addition to the annual ban on road transport of cattle in Greece, North Africa and Turkey in July and August.

However, the temperature in Portugal, on the crest of the heat wave in Europe started with close to record levels – but a forest fire raged on the third day, fought in 800 firefighters and 12 aircraft.

The heat had brought drought and fires in Europe, from Greece to Sweden. In some areas of Portugal, the temperature rose to almost 47 degrees, on Thursday and Saturday, close to the national record 47.3 C and Europe high of 48C in Athens in 1977. The flames consumed more than 1,000 hectares of forest, an area the size of more than 1,200 football fields, in a hilly area of Monchique in the southern region of the Algarve is very popular among tourists. Authorities have deployed 130 soldiers to help with the effort.

“This is a terrible situation and given the weather conditions it won’t get better today,” said the commander of the civil protection Colonel Manuel Cordeiro.

Forest fires last year killed 114 people in Portugal, the worst such tragedy on record and the government was this time quick to evacuate more than 100 people from several villages around Monchique.

Television footage showed burned-out cars and charred buildings, the people left behind.

Six people were injured in trying to escape another fire in Estremoz near the Spanish border on Saturday, authorities said.

The fire already extinguished.

Firefighters from Portugal and Spain fighting the fire, which covered the trees and shrubs near Badajoz. The Spanish authorities issued a warning that the entire southern region of Extremadura’s extreme fire risk.

In Lisbon, the temperature reached a record 44C on Saturday, nearly empty city streets usually teeming with tourists. Most regions remain in the red of fire prevention and heat stroke. Is expected tomorrow the temperature is below 40C.

Hot air from North Africa has caused a severe heat wave in Iberia since 2003, one of the worst years in history for forest fires. The longest in recent decades drought has been drying up of rivers in the Netherlands. Wheat fields were devastated Northern Europe, leading to higher prices.

In France the high temperatures registered in rivers the Rhone and the Rhine, of which three nuclear power plants pump water for cooling, led to the temporary closure of four reactors.


The fire on the field in the alvdalen Sarny, Central Sweden (AP)

In Sweden, July was a record hot month, and fires burned in some parts of the country.

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