Sizzling France just smashed its temperature record


Records are falling.

On Friday, France’s meteorological agency, Meteo France, announced a new record high temperature of over 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45.1 Celsius) in the baking nation, set in the southeast part of the country. Before Friday, the country’s all-time record was 111 degrees.

France has validated temperature records going back 150 years. (And in Paris, records go back to 1658, when Louis the Great reigned over the nation.)

France isn’t alone. A potent heat wave has settled over Europe this week, with a nexus of weather and climate conditions producing record temperatures. Heat waves in Europe, however, are increasing in both frequency and intensity.  Read more…

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Sizzling France just smashed its temperature record