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AFP
August 1, 2020

France swelters under heatwave

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AFP
August 1, 2020

PARIS: Intense heat spread across much of France on Friday ahead of a heavy holiday travel weekend, prompting officials to warn of wildfire risks in exceptionally dry and windy conditions. Around one-third of the country’s 101 departments were on high alert, with Paris forecast to reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in the shade after several cities hit record highs on Thursday.