France swelters under record breaking heat

Photo by Bertrand GUAY / AFP

The temperature smashes a seven-decade-old record as a European heatwave nears its peak, the state weather service said.

Those planning on visiting Paris for a romantic mid-southern-hemisphere winter vacation should expect their romance to be steamier and sweatier than usual, as the French capital Paris on Thursday saw its hottest ever temperature of over 42 degrees Celsius.

The temperature breaks a seven-decade-old record as a European heatwave neared its peak, the state weather service said.

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