Temperature records began to fall across France on Tuesday, and more are expected in the upcoming days as locations brace for the second major heat wave of the summer. Bordeaux, in southwestern France, reported its highest ever temperature on Tuesday as the mercury climbed to 41.2 C (106.2 F). Several other locations across southwestern France also reported all-time high temperatures on Tuesday, according to Meteo France. Comment: Southwestern France (around Toulouse) also recorded all-time record minimal temperatures of 24 – 25 C at dawn. Temperature records continued to be shattered on Wednesday as new all-time high temperatures were set in both Belgium and the Netherlands. The temperature reached 38.8 C (101.8 F) in Gilze en Rijen in the southern Netherlands, breaking the previous record from 1944. In Belgium, a high temperature of 39.9 C (103.8 F) was reported in Kleine Brogel, setting a new standard for the highest temperature ever in the country.
Source: Belgium and the Netherlands record all-time high temperatures as another heatwave cooks western Europe