Britain could bake under record-breaking heat as temperatures could potentially climb to 39C (102.2F) on Thursday.
Police officers searching for swimmers who went missing during the UK’s heatwave have found three bodies.
Police officers searching for swimmers who went missing during the UK’s heatwave have found two bodies.
Large swathes of Britain have experienced storms and lightning strikes as the country braces for what could be its hottest day ever later this week.
Police across the US are appealing to criminals to stop committing crimes – because it is just too hot.
The UK looks set to enjoy a mini heatwave next week, with the mercury topping 34C in some parts of the country.
Alaskans who are more used to wearing jackets in the summer have swapped them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave.
An international group of experts tasked with assessing climate change has warned that Europe faces the unappetising prospect of more frequent and more intense heatwaves.
France’s national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an “exceptional peak” on Friday amid a record-setting heatwave in Europe.
Hundreds of firefighters were struggling to contain a wildfire in northeastern Spain that has spread over 5,500 hectares (13,590 acres) and forced the evacuation of 53 residents.
Europeans were coping with Sahara-style conditions as a plume of hot air from Africa moved north across the Mediterranean.
Large parts of western and central Europe sweltered in scorching weather, with German authorities imposing motorway speed limits amid fears of buckling road surfaces and some French schools staying closed as a precaution.
Temperatures are expected to climb as high as 31C (88F) this weekend as a heatwave spreading over parts of Europe makes itself felt in Britain.
Meteorologists have placed more than half of France, including around Paris, on alert for high temperatures as a heatwave was expected to spread across Europe.
Authorities around Paris have issued an orange alert for intense heat, the second-highest level on its scale, as very hot temperatures are expected across continental Europe this week.
Four of the 10 warmest Junes on record have occurred within the past two decades.
Summer heatwaves in the UK are up to three times more frequent today than they were in 1878, a study has shown.
Sizzling heatwaves are likely to be a feature of the global climate for at least the next four years, say scientists.
Parts of England have spent the equivalent of around two months of 2018 without any recorded rainfall.
A spike in deaths resulting from Britain’s summer heatwave “can’t be ruled out yet”, an expert has claimed.