Record high temperatures registered around France as fires rage in southwest
France24 says RECORD HIGH temperatures were registered in 64 different areas around France on Monday as a heatwave peaked in the country, the national weather service confirmed on Tuesday.
Most of the highs were recorded along the western Atlantic coast where temperatures have soared above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and several forest fires are raging.
Record temperatures were also set to hit France on Tuesday, exacerbating the risk of wildfires, according to the country’s meteorological office.
“Tinder dry conditions and extreme heat are exacerbating the risk of wildfires,” according to a statement from the Copernicus monitoring service.