Yvonne, the high-pressure hot air mass that is grilling Europe, has lifted surface air temperatures in Germany beyond 40 C (105 Fahrenheit) and left France bracing for up to 42 C on Thursday. Germany recorded a probable record high of 40.5 C in Geilenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia state, which if confirmed would top the previous high of 40.3 C recorded in Bavaria in 2015. The reading, reported by Germany’s DWD weather service, was not taken at one of its own measuring stations, but one operated by NATO and was being checked, a DWD meterologist told German news agency DPA. Dutch and Belgian meteorological services recorded similar peaks around 39 C on Wednesday, beating their record temperatures documented in the 1940s. Brussels authorities reduced the hours of staff working outside. Pairi Daiza zoo in western Belgium fed iced chickens to tigers, and watermelons, also encased in ice, to bears. ‘Tropical’ nighttime temperatures Even overnight temperatures will barely drop below 24 Cs in Germany’s hot spots, such as its Ruhr District and the Rhine-Main region around Frankfurt, according to the DWD. The service issued peak heat warnings for Thursday. Read more: Germany records all-time hottest June The DWD said Yvonne stretched from the central Mediterranean to Scandinavia and hung like a “bell” over Europe,… Read full this story
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