With heat rising this week in Central Europe, the June heat records have been broken in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic as with more records forecast to come in the coming days.
British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Wednesday, June 26, Coschen in Brandenburg peaked at 38.6C, which is a new German record for June.
Radzyn in Poland and Doksany in the Czech Republic also recorded new national highs, with temperatures reaching 38.2C and 38.9C respectively.
Meteorologists explain that exceptionally hot air blown in from northern Africa is to blame for the European heatwave.
Some countries in Europe, including France and Switzerland, are expected to see levels above 40C on Thursday, June 27 as French officials have issued stark warnings about the risk to life.