France Records All-Time Hottest Temperature At 45 Degrees Celsius: Weather Service

The record was set in the village of Villevieille in the southern department of Gard, which registered a high of 45.1 degrees Celsius.

France Records All-Time Hottest Temperature At 45 Degrees Celsius: Weather Service

People cool off in the Trocadero fountains in Paris as a heatwave hit much of the country. (Reuters)

Highlights

  • Europe is facing an early summer heatwave
  • The record temperature was recorded in the French town of Carpentras
  • It beat the previous national record from the August 2003 heatwave
Paris:

The temperature in France on Friday surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time as Europe wilted in a major heatwave, state weather forecaster Meteo-France said.

The record was set in the village of Villevieille in the southern department of Gard, which registered a high of 45.1 degrees Celsius. The previous record stood at 44.1 degrees Celsius in the same area during the notorious August 2003 heatwave, Meteo-France told AFP.



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