Heat tops 45 degrees Celsius in France for first time: Weather service

Heat tops 45 degrees Celsius in France for first time: Weather service

The record was set in the village of Villevieille in the southern department of Gard, which registered a high of 45.1 degrees Celsius.

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People cool off in the sea in Marseille as a heatwave hits much of the country, June 28, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)

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Updated: Jun 28, 2019, 11:13 PM IST

The temperature in France on Friday surpassed 45 degrees Celsius for the first time as Europe wilted in a major heatwave, state weather forecaster Meteo-France said.

The record was set in the village of Villevieille in the southern department of Gard, which registered a high of 45.1 degrees Celsius.

The previous record stood at 44.1 degrees Celsius in the same area during the notorious August 2003 heatwave, Meteo-France told AFP.