‘Hell is coming’: Western Europe braces for its hottest weather since a 2003 heat wave killed 15,000 people in France

The Extinction Chronicles

europe heat wave temperature anomaly 26 june 2019
The temperature anomaly across Europe as on June 26, 2019.
  • Countries including France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Portugal are expected to experience a massive heat wave starting Wednesday, with hot air coming from the Sahara.
  • Temperatures are expected to rise as high as 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 Fahrenheit, this week.
  • The forecast is so intense that one Spanish meteorologist tweeted, “Hell is coming.”
  • Some 15,000 people in France died when temperatures hit similar heights in August 2003. Officials in Paris have already put the city on high alert.
  • Scientists attribute it to global warming and warn of more such heat waves if countries don’t cut their greenhouse-gas emissions soon.
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Western Europe is bracing for an intense, dangerous, and possibly even deadly heat wave this week, with temperatures due to soar as high as 45 degrees…

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