close Video Europe’s scorching heat wave breaks records across the continent From the U.K. to Spain, Europeans swelter under abnormally high temperatures. Europe has been hit with a record-breaking heatwave, with temperatures soaring past 110 F and already taking several peoples’ lives. The temperature in France hit its record high – 114.6 F – in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux. The previous record was 111 F during a heatwave back in 2003 that took the lives of thousands of people. EUROPE HEATWAVE BREAKS RECORDS IN GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC AS REGION SIZZLES Youngsters cool off at the Trocadero public fountain in Paris, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. High temperatures are expected to go up to 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) in the Paris area later this week and bake much of the country, from the Pyrenees in the southwest to the German border in the northeast. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Weather experts say the heatwave is due to hot air drawn in from northern Africa, which is caused by high pressure over central Europe and a storm stalling over the Atlantic. Mayor Freddy Cerda said the temperature is just what his village has to “put up with.” “We have to put up with this climate, and… Read full this story
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