Record 42.6°C in Paris as Europe heatwave hits blistering peak

<p>PARIS baked in an all-time high temperature over 42.6°C as a ferocious heatwave smashed records across northern Europe, sparking concerns about public health and new misery for rail travellers.</p> <p>Records also tumbled in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany while Paris saw its highest ever temperature of 42.6°C, beating the previous top of 40.4°C set in July 1947.</p>

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