18 Jun 2022

Heatwaves and wildfires: Europe sweltering after record heat

Culture Correspondent

Climate scientists say the early heatwaves across parts of France, Spain and the UK over the past few days are a sign of things to come.

Spain is battling wildfires in the dry and windy conditions, with temperatures set to reach up to 42 Celsius this weekend – the hottest early summer in four decades.

And the extreme weather isn’t confined to Europe – up to six million people in the Indian sub-continent have been left stranded after widespread flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains.