‘Hot water boiled’ in Barcelona to create hot-water boilers
In Spain, where the summer heatwave has been in full force for months, the heat has reached boiling point in some places and some boiling points have reached boiling in others.
In the city of Seville, where there are still no power cuts, some of the residents were told to boil water to 100 degrees Celsius (248 Fahrenheit) and to use it in their cars, the local media reported.
In other cases, boiling water has been used to boil beer, a popular beverage of the country, which is a popular pastime in Barcelona.
Hot-water boiler suit.
Image: YouTube/ArmanianPodThe BBC reports that residents have been given advice to boil the water in a large metal kettle to 100C (248F).
There is also advice to use a plastic bottle and a bucket as a heat source to boil hot water for up to 30 minutes.
The heatwave in Catalonia has been severe in recent weeks.
In some areas, it has reached more than 100C, and the city has been closed for several days.
In Barcelona alone, the city is currently experiencing its hottest day in over 20 years, according to the city’s Meteorological Office.
More: Catalonia has been hit by heatwave, but now it is back to normalImage: APImage: AFPThe heat has been causing problems for motorists in Barcelona, with many travelling with cars full of water, the BBC reported.
In the central town of Granada, a group of cars with water on them were blocked by protesters who were shouting, “we are not tourists” as they left the area.
Another protester, who asked not to be named, told the BBC: “We are tourists.
We are not here to get in trouble, we just want to use the water to cool our cars and get some sun.”
The heat wave has also been blamed on the summer’s extreme weather conditions, with the government warning people to be careful when travelling in the heat.
“We are worried that people are not using the time to enjoy their vacation,” Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau said in a statement.
“We urge people to behave responsibly and respect the city,” she added.