Europe heatwave: Forest fires hit Spain as France prepares for record-high temperatures

The Independent says Extreme heat blanketing Western Europe this weekend is likely to be only a “foretaste of future”, climate scientists and meteorologists have warned.

Europe heatwave: Forest fires hit Spain as France prepares for record-high temperatures

The Independent says Extreme heat blanketing Western Europe this weekend is likely to be only a “foretaste of future”, climate scientists and meteorologists have warned.

Temperature records could be broken in France, Spain and Italy during a sweltering Saturday and Sunday.

The mercury nudged above 40C in parts of France on Friday – the hottest ever June day in 11 different areas – but could climb up to 42C on Saturday.

So fierce is the heat that the health ministry has activated a special helpline, while the Red Cross is distributing fresh water to the homeless in Toulouse amid fears of people dying in the scorching sun.

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/weather-europe-heatwave-climate-change-b2104137.html

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