- 02 Jul 2019
- 1 min read
France has recorded the hottest temperature of 45.9°C amid European heatwaves.
- The heatwave in Europe has caused flash floods and forest fires.
- According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), heatwaves in Europe are the result of warm air masses from Africa and extreme heat condition in India, Pakistan, parts of the Middle East and Australia.
- According to weather experts, heatwaves are being amplified by a rise in global temperature.
- A scientific study on Europe-wide heatwave by the World Weather Attribution group concluded that high temperatures in the region were made more likely by human activities that contributed to climate change.
- If the current trend were to continue, heatwaves across Europe could occur as often as every other year by the 2040’s, with the possibility that temperatures may rise by 3-5 degree Celsius by 2100.