26 Jul 2019

Second heatwave hits Western Europe

From Morning Report, 6:10 am on 26 July 2019

The second heatwave to hit Western Europe in less than a month is hitting its peak.

People stand under water atomisers at the Bassin de la Villette in Paris to cool off in a heatwave.

Photo: AFP

In Paris it's forecast to rise to as much as 43 degrees, and there's also concerns the heat could cause more damage to Notre Dame, which was ravaged by a fire earlier this year.

New all-time highs were registered on Wednesday in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Our correspondent in Paris is Peter Allen.

"Some are trying to take a dip. I wouldn't do it in some of the waterways we have here because they're full of rats," he tells Susie Ferguson.