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Storm chaos in France, as other European countries face record temperatures


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Storm chaos in France, as other European countries face record temperatures

While some shelter from the sun in Europe, others are trying to keep dry.

In France, impressive thunderstorms have thumped some suburbs of Paris.

Several areas of the country have been on alert, as a band of bad weather sweeps across the country.

In Bordeaux, heavy rain has caused flooding, making driving conditions difficult.

Storms have also led to problems on the railways, causing delays and cancellations on routes between Paris and the Atlantic coast.

They could do with a refreshing rain shower or two in Germany, where things are really hotting up. In Berlin, the thermometer is expected to shoot up to almost 38 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

It could be the hottest weekend of the summer in Rome too, where tourists are struggling to keep cool in the sweltering conditions. Fourteen Italian cities have been put on red alert because of the hot spell.

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