Off the Chart Heat Records Bake Europe!

People scramble to stay cool in dancing water at theTrocadero gardens in Paris, France on July 25, 2019. On this day Paris hit a new all-time high temperature record of 4e degrees Celsius (110 Fahrenheit). AP Photo: Rafael Yaghobzadeh

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According to AccuWeatherEurope’s second heat wave of summer 2019 has spread record high temperatures across the continent, making Paris surpass its hottest temperature ever recorded. The city has never been hotter than it was on Thursday (7/25), as the heat wave pushed temperatures to soar near 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius).”

AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Max Vido said, “The past week of heat [July 21-26] in France was record-shattering as many cities across the country experienced temperatures never reached in the meteorological observing history. The grueling heat wreaked havoc in places such as Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. At least five deaths in France have been reported due to the heat and people experienced widespread travel disruptions in France and Britain.”

AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said, “In May, AccuWeather’s Summer Forecast highlighted the threat for heat waves to impact northern Spain into Germany this summer; which by now we have had two potent heat waves that have been record-setting in their own right.” 

Max Vido said, “Thursday (7/25) was the peak of this relatively short but intense heat wave, with the thermometers recording all-time highest temperatures of 108.7 F (42.6 C) at Paris-Montsouris and 105.4 F (40.8 C) at Tours, among many other record-breaking values.The exceptionality of the heat was represented in the extensiveness of record-breaking values. At Lille, France, high temperatures Thursday shattered previous records as the 106.7 F (41.5 C) high was the first time temperatures eclipsed 104.0 F (40.0 C) at that latitude in France.” 

AccuWeather stated, “The heat in the U.K. on Thursday (7/25) soared to high temperatures of 101.7 F (38.7 C) in Cambridge, which broke the U.K.’s previous July record high of 98.1 F (36.7 C) and likely broke the country’s all-time high temperature record, pending verification from the government’s weather service.” 

Tyler Roys added and said, “What these heat waves do is help propagate any ongoing drought conditions that started earlier this month, this summer or even earlier which in turn yields to a higher threat for wildfires.” 

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