Mapping the Heat Waves in the U.K. and Europe

Scorching heat baked much of Western Europe on Tuesday, with temperatures reaching more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. The United Kingdom experienced major disruptions to its transportation networks, and France battled wildfires.

Maximum forecast temperatures on Tuesday

Temperatures in Fahrenheit

A graphic showing the maximum forecast temperatures across Europe on Tuesday.

Source:, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine using data from the NCEP Global Forecast System Model

Although these temperatures may not be rare in other areas of the world, countries like the United Kingdom are unaccustomed to high heat and few homes have air conditioning.

Scientists say that heat waves are increasing at a faster rate in Europe than in almost any other part of the world.

For the latest updates, follow our live coverage of the heat wave.

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