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Europe baked by record-high temperatures
PARIS (AP) — Record temperatures were set across Europe as the continent sweltered on July 25 in what was its second heat wave this summer.
Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world. But temperate Europe — where air conditioning is rare — isn't equipped for the levels of heat frying the region.
On the afternoon of July 25, the Paris area hit 42.6 degrees Celsius, beating the previous record of 40.4 degrees set in 1947.
On the same day, 38.7 degrees was recorded in Cambridge, the highest ever in the U.K.
Trains were canceled in Britain and France, with authorities in both nations urging travelers to stay home.