Saturday, 7 December 2019

People cool off during a sunny day at a pond in front of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 25, 2019. In the southern Netherlands, the temperature peaked at 40.4 C (104.7 F), topping 40 C (104 F) for the first time on record, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. That broke the national record of 39.3 C set the previous day. Before this week, the national heat record of 38.6 C had stood for 75 years. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

People cool off underneath a tree during a sunny day in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 25, 2019. Temperatures in the Netherlands topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Thursday for the first time since records began, the Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

People cool off during a sunny day at the Rijksmuseum fountain in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 25, 2019. Temperatures peaked at 40.7C (105.3F) in the south of the country, breaking the national record of 39.3C set only the day before. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

People cruise the canals on a sunny day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 25, 2019. Temperatures above 40C were also measured in the east, near the German border. Until Wednesday, the Dutch national heat record had stood at 38.6 degrees, set in 1944. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

People make a painting in the garden of Rijksmuseum on a sunny day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 25, 2019. In the southern Netherlands, the temperature peaked at 40.4 C (104.7 F), topping 40 C (104 F) for the first time on record, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. That broke the national record of 39.3 C set the previous day. Before this week, the national heat record of 38.6 C had stood for 75 years. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

People cool off during a sunny day at a pond in front of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 25, 2019. Temperatures in the Netherlands topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Thursday for the first time since records began, the Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw