Record 42.6°C in Paris as Europe heatwave hits blistering peak

The thermometer hits 42.2°C in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux. France and western Europe are experiencing a record-breaking heatwave, with temperatures reaching scorching heights in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. – AFP pic, July 25, 2019.

PARIS baked in an all-time high temperature over 42.6°C as a ferocious heatwave smashed records across northern Europe, sparking concerns about public health and new misery for rail travellers.

Records also tumbled in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany while Paris saw its highest ever temperature of 42.6°C, beating the previous top of 40.4°C set in July 1947.

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