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Europe Withers Under Early Heat Wave From Mediterranean To North Sea: NPR

Europe Withers Under Early Heat Wave From Mediterranean To North Sea: NPR

A boy plays in a fountain in hot weather in London, Friday, June 17, 2022. A blanket of hot air stretching from the Mediterranean to the North Sea is giving much of western Europe its first heat wave. of the summer, with temperatures forecast to exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) from Malaga to London on Friday.

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A boy plays in a fountain in hot weather in London, Friday, June 17, 2022. A blanket of hot air stretching from the Mediterranean to the North Sea is giving much of western Europe its first heat wave. of the summer, with temperatures forecast to exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) from Malaga to London on Friday.

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

BERLIN (AP) — A blanket of hot air stretching from the Mediterranean to the North Sea is bringing much of Western Europe its first heat wave of the summer, with temperatures topping 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees) on Friday. Fahrenheit) from London to Paris.

Forecasters say the unusually early heat wave is a sign of things to come as global warming continues, rising on calendar temperatures Europe would have previously seen only in July and August.

“In some parts of Spain and France, temperatures are more than 10 degrees higher – that’s huge – than average for this time of year,” said Clare Nullis, a spokeswoman for the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva.

In France, some 18 million people woke up to heat wave alerts that affected about a third of the country on Friday. Forest fire warnings were issued from the Pyrenees in the south to the Paris region.

Tourists dipped their feet in fountains near the Eiffel Tower or sought relief in the Mediterranean.

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