The 2003 heat wave affected all of Europe, but particularly Italy and France.
The temperature record had been raised in Spain with up to 51.6 ° C.
In France, two thirds of weather stations have temperatures above 35 ° C. In 15% of cities we have temperatures over 40 ° C. These records exceed anything that has been known in the country since 1873.
In the Gard, we reached 44.1 ° C on August 12, 2003! We then have between 4 and 7 days with a temperature of more than 40 ° C in several places in France.
In Paris the temperature exceeds 39 ° C. With 9 consecutive days showing more than 35 ° C. At night it's 25.5 ° C. The previous records were established during the years 1947 and 1974.
In the UK it's 38.5 ° C.
Italy: 20,089 dead,
France: 19,490 dead,
Germany: 7,000 dead,
Portugal: 2,310 dead,
United Kingdom: 2,139 dead,
For the whole of Europe: 70,000 dead.
There have been numerous forest fires that have caused dozens of deaths across the continent.
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