Much of Western Europe was sweltering in a record-breaking heatwave which reached its peak last Thursday.
Northern France issued a red alert and Paris broke its all-time record with 42.6°C.
Belgian, Dutch and German records were broken on 25 July for the second time in two days.
The United Kingdom was also bracing itself for the possibility of temperatures higher than the record 38.5°C recorded in Faversham, Kent, in 2003 and they came close - 38.1°C. That made it the second-hottest day on record.
Based on Euronews data, this infographic shows the state of temperature records in selected EU countries at 9am CET on 26 July 2019 in the wake of last week’s blistering heat.
Europe already endured an intense heatwave last month which was the hottest June on record.
This post originally appeared on the blog of data firm Statista and is republished here with permission.