Europe bracing for record temperatures as second heatwave of the summer bakes the continent
Parts of Europe are bracing for record temperatures as the second heatwave of the summer bakes the continent.
The Paris area could be as hot as 42C (108F) as a result of hot, dry air coming from northern Africa.
Swathes of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland could also face temperatures exceeding 40C (104F).
Climate scientists have warned this could become the new normal.
But temperate Europe - where air conditioning is rare - is not equipped for the kind of temperatures in the region this week.
Tourists have been jumping in fountains in a bid to cool down, while authorities are looking to help those such as the elderly, who are often hit hardest by the heat.