The most intense heat waves in history
France could break new records with a new heat wave
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Things are also pretty serious this time around. France is expected to reach heights of 40°C (104°F), with humidity bringing the sensation to around 47°C (117°F). But France isn’t the only country that’s expected to feel the heat. Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland are also expecting record-breaking days in June. That said, France seems to be suffering the most, with comparisons being made to 2003. That year, 15,000 people died in France, with temperatures over 44°C (111°F).
The bigger the city, the bigger the threat. Weather services have warned residents of big cities, like Madrid and Paris, to be prepared for astonishing heat. Paris is trying its own ways of preparing, reportedly constructing 900 “cool places,” with cooler temperature than the city streets. Cool places could include parks or even air-conditioned public halls.
With that said, prepare for the upcoming heat waves by reading about the hottest days in history. From Argentina’s week of fire to the summer nightmare of 2018.
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