What does it mean for countries around Europe?
Unprecedented coral bleaching in Australia has scientists searching for ways to shade the ocean from the sun’s harmful rays.
Another heatwave is set to engulf parts of Europe this week, prompting weather and wildfire warnings — and the UK is bracing itself for a possible all-time temperature record.
Tempers flared last Friday when women sunbathing topless on the Isar river banks were told off by security guards.
The French capital has announced special measures including extended opening hours for swimming pools and parks to mitigate the potentially deadly effects of the heatwave descending on Europe.
A number of European countries have broken June temperature records and the worst is yet to come.
On Monday, several parts of the UK saw some of the warmest winter days with a temperature of 20.2 Celsius recorded in west London and 20.3 in west Wales. Met Office meteorologists said Tuesday would also be unusually warm.