At a Glance

  • A major heat wave is in place over western Europe.
  • The all-time June high-temperature record has already been topped in Germany.
  • An area of high pressure in the upper atmosphere is responsible for the extreme heat.

A heat wave currently baking western Europe has already set new all-time June record highs, as an intense dome of high pressure taps into a hot air from northern Africa.

For the latest on this record-breaking heat wave click here.