France recorded its highest-ever temperature on Friday as continental Europe continues to struggle with an intense heat wave. The mercury reached 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit) in Gallargues-le-Montueux in the Gard department in southern France. Paris activated its heat emergency plan last weekend, put together in the aftermath of the 2003 heat wave. Europe has been battling the heat all week, with Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic each recording their highest-ever June temperatures on Wednesday.
By Ivana Kottasová. CNN. June 28, 2019.