A big June 2021 European heatwave has arrived above Cyprus only at the start of July 2021 and immediately has brought the worst wildfires in the country in all-time history.
In Lefkoniko, Cyprus, only 2 days since 18. June haven´t had a maximum temperature higher than +33°C, 12 days were supertropical, with maximum temperature above +35°C, and 5 days brought temperatures above +40°C.
The hottest was on 1. and 2. July with maximum temperature +42,5°C and +42,6°C in Lefkoniko and 1 July with +42,1°C in Nicosia.
After series of hot days, which with help from European heatwaves have persisted a few weeks, the worst wildfires in Cyprus in all-time history have appeared.
4 deaths are already reported from regions Limassol and Larnaca. 4 Egyptian workers were killed in the blaze just a few hundred meters outside the village. Their bodies were found about 600 meters from their burnt-out vehicle.
67 square kilometers were according to satellite estimates destroyed by fire.
The fire damaged or destroyed around 50 homes, many of them in Arakapas.
Forecasts for the region are extremely hot mainly fore the second July 2021 decade, when temperatures highly above +40°C, maybe above +45°C should hit the country, with the next worsening of drought and wildfires.