24 Jun 2019

France prepares for 40C heatwave

Weather Presenter

France is preparing for a potentially record-breaking heatwave. Temperatures are forecast to hit 40 degrees Celsius later this week. Authorities in Paris have enacted an extreme heat plan, fearing a repeat of the conditions which killed an estimated 15,000 people in France in 2003. Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain are also preparing for oppressive heat.