Residents of some European countries resorted to beaches and parks after a heat wave swept European countries, especially Spain and Portugal, on Friday.
The summer caused widespread drought and forest fires in Britain and Greece, where dozens of people were killed, while Sweden warned of forest fires on Friday.
Temperatures in many parts of Spain and Portugal will remain above 40 degrees Celsius until at least Sunday and may increase by two or three degrees. This may raise temperatures to more than the record level recorded in Athens in 1977 when the temperature was 48 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures in Spain and Portugal have reached a record high of 47 degrees. In Portugal, local media reported how temperatures would increase there from California’s death valley, one of the world’s hottest areas.