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Europe on Fire

All in a day’s news:

Heatwave sets new German record second day running

The Netherlands hit a new high temperature record of 41.7 degrees on Thursday

Paris records its hottest temperature in history

Edinburgh breaks all time high temperature

The UK has had its second hottest day in history and its hottest ever July day, with 38.1C (over 100F) recorded in Cambridge.

Belgium has also set a new national heat record for the second time in as many days

I take no pleasure in sharing this information, but it is what it is.

And it is happening far, far faster than had been predicted.