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Paris braces for ‘unprecedented’ June heatwave

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 25, 2019 12:49

Paris braces for ‘unprecedented’ June heatwave

Temperatures began to soar in the French capital, kicking off a heatwave with temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius expected in Paris from tomorrow, up to 40 degrees elsewhere in France. Weather forecaster at Meteo France Francois Gourand told reporters that the heatwave projections made it “unprecedented”, saying it resembled temperatures experienced in France in August 2003, during which an estimated 15,000 to 19,000 people died.
Meanwhile, Germans doused themselves in city fountains as temperatures contuinued to soar. Temperatures into the high 30s are expected later in the week as hot air from the Sahara is expected to travel up from southern Europe.
At the same time, temperatures soared in Brussels kicking off a heatwave with temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius expected in the Belgian capital from today, up to 34 degrees in the north of the country. The Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute said high temperatures were caused by a circulation of subtropical air between a depression located over the Atlantic Ocean and an anticyclone covering an area ranging from Iceland to Russia.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 25, 2019 12:49