Heat wave in Poland caus­ing elec­tric­ity short­age, drought

The China Post - - WORLD BUSINESS -

A heat wave in Poland, with tem­per­a­tures that have reached 38 Cel­sius, is forc­ing the na­tional sup­plier to cut elec­tric­ity to fac­to­ries and other large power con­sumers for sev­eral hours on Mon­day 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

to 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.

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