People bathe in the Trocadero Fountain near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

Officials pleaded with people to take precautions as Western Europe's deadly heat wave continued to break temperature records in several countries this week, AFP reports.

Details: Meteorologists say scorching-hot air from the Sahara is responsible for Western Europe's unusually early summer heat wave — and it's sending temperatures soaring past 100°F in some places, per the World Meteorological Organization. Here's how some are dealing with the impact of the heat.

Spain has been hit by a series of wildfires, like this one in central Spain, as temperatures remained sky-high during the weekend, per AFP. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images
Surfers enjoy the unseasonably warm weather in Bournemouth, on England's south coast. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
Many people wore bathing suits as they cooled off in fountains after a Pride parade in Paris. Photo: Samuel Boivin/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A swimming pool complex in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo: Andreas Arnold/AFP/Getty Images
La Concha beach in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian. Photo: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images
Team USA drinks water and gets wet towels during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Round Of 16 match clash with Spain in Reims, France. Photo: Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images
Crowds on the pebble beach in Brighton, on England's south coast. Photo: Andrew Hasson/Getty Images
Nuns protect themselves from the heat at the Vatican. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images
Dogs refresh by a public fountain in Rome, Italy. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images
People on the French Riviera city of Nice. Photo : Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists at Infantry Memorial Monument Square in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Zhang Cheng/Xinhua via Getty Images
Meerkats taste an ice cream bomb filled with delicacies at Berlin Zoo. Photo: Paul Zinken/picture alliance via Getty Images
People are taking to pedal boats on the Old Danube, a subsidiary of the Danube River, in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

This article has been updated with new details on the latest weather conditions and more photos.

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