World’s Second Named Heat Wave Strikes Spain
The city of Seville, Spain, has declared its second-ever named heat wave as much of the country swelters under blistering conditions. “Yago” earned the city’s most severe heat wave ranking, a Category 3, as temperatures soared above 111 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.
Seville is among the first cities in the world to implement a system for naming and ranking heat waves, similar to the way scientists designate hurricanes. It officially launched a pilot program in June 2022, and heat wave Zoe became its first named event a month later.