15 Aug 2022

Western Europe still engulfed in heatwave

From Morning Report, 6:48 am on 15 August 2022

It's an unfamiliar feeling for most New Zealanders who are battling endless rain, soggy ground and freezing temperatures.

On the opposite side of the globe, our Northern neigbours are feeling the heat.

The sweltering temperatures and dry conditions have caused droughts, dropping lake levels and wildfires. Portugal, Spain and France have seen temperatures rise well above 40C.

Correspondent Rosie Birchard spoke to Susie Ferguson from Brussels.