SKOPJE, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The heat wave that has hit North Macedonia is to continue up to midweek, the country's National Hydro-meteorological service (NHS) said on Monday.
According to the NHS report, the sunny and scorching hot weather that has hit the country during last weekend will continue on Monday and the temperatures in North Macedonia will range between 12 to 22 degrees Celsius the lowest and 30 to 41 degrees Celsius the highest.
The thermometer in the capital city Skopje is expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius.
The authorities said that high temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius will continue up to Wednesday.
According to the report, by Thursday the temperatures will lower to 37 degrees, whereas on Friday and Saturday they will reach up to 36 degrees.
Moreover, authorities have issued a heat warning level at orange across the country, advising citizens to stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities during the daytime.
The Health Ministry also recommended that the citizens, especially pregnant women and people over 60-years-old be given day off, and children to avoid outdoor activities between 11 a.m to 5 p.m.