Saturday, 7 December 2019

People are silhouetted as they cool off in water fountains in a park as hot summer temperatures hit Paris, France, July 2019 Soaring temperatures broke records in Germany, France, Britain and the Netherlands on Thursday, as a heatwave gripped Europe for the second time in a month in what scientists said were becoming more frequent events as the planet heats up. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A sign shows air and water temperatures with lots of people in the background enjoying the sun at the beach on a hot summer day, at Blokhus, in North Jutland, Denmark, July 25, 2019. As a cauldron of hot air from the Sahara desert moved across the continent, drawn northwards by high pressure, Paris saw its highest temperature since records began and Britain reported its hottest weather for the month of July. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

People cool off during a sunny day at the Stachus public fountain in Munich, southern Germany, July 25, 2019. An all-time high was measured in Germany for a second day running, at 41.5 degrees Celsius (106.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in the northwestern town of Lingen - similar temperatures to those in some Gulf Arab capitals on Thursday. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

People cool off in the Trocadero fountains across from the Eiffel Tower in Paris as a new heatwave broke temperature records in France, July 25, 2019. The unusual conditions brought a reduction in French and German nuclear power output, disrupted rail travel in parts of Britain and sent some Europeans, not habitual users of air conditioning in their homes, out to the shops in search of fans. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A woman cools off in a fountain on a hot summer day in Frankfurt, Germany, July 25, 2019. Health authorities issued warnings to the elderly, especially vulnerable to spikes in temperature. In cities, children splashed about in water fountains to cool off. The mercury in Paris touched 42.6 C (108.68 F) in mid-afternoon, above the previous Paris record of 40.4 C (104.72 F) recorded in July 1947. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

People enjoy swimming and sunbathing on a hot summer day, in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 25, 2019. In Britain, the temperature reached its highest for July, hitting 38.1 C (100.58 F), said the Met Office, the national weather service. The temperature, recorded in Cambridge, beat the previously July record of 36.7 C (98.06F) in 2015. This was the second highest temperature recorded in the country. The hottest day, in August 2003, saw 38.5 C (101.3 F). Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS