Spain, France and other Western European countries were struck by a June heatwave on Saturday, which triggered wildfires and fears that Such early summer heatwaves could become the norm.

The rising temperatures at the weekend culminated in a heatwave in June that was consistent with Scientists “predictions that such phenomena will become more common in the later part of the year, as a result of global warming.

The south-western town of Biarritz, one of the region’s most popular beach resorts, saw the highest temperature ever on Saturdays, with 41 degrees, the national meteorological service Meteo France said on Thursday.

Queues and jam formed outside theme parks across France, people looking at water as the one way to shelter from the devastating heat.

Western Europe

Western Europe is the western region of Europe. The region’s countries and territories vary depending on context. Beginning with foreign exploration during the Age of Discovery, (wikipedia)

World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology and geophysics. (wikipedia)

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