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Paris records hottest temperature since records began
FILE PHOTO: People enjoy the three swimming areas open up along the Bassin de la Villette, as part of the Paris Plages event in Paris, France July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau   -   Copyright  Regis Duvignau(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) – Paris on Thursday recorded its hottest temperature since records began, Meteo France said, as a heatwave spread across Europe.

Meteo France said a temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit) had been recorded in the capital at around 1:40 p.m.

That beat the previous record, which was the 40.4 degrees Celsius recorded in July 1947.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Bate Felix; Editing by Alison Williams)

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