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