12 Aug 2022

Europe battles record temperatures in ‘worst drought for 500 years’

News Correspondent

Europe is battling record temperatures – and experts have warned it could be in the midst of its worst drought for 500 years – with no sign of significant rainfall to come.

Wildfires have been spreading fast in the hot, dry conditions – and hundreds of firefighters from across the continent have been arriving in France to tackle a series of fires in the southwest.