Europe is baking..
An all-time record high was preliminarily smashed in France on Friday when a temperature of 114.6 degrees Fahrenheit was reported in Gallargues-le-Montueux, in southern France. In addition, at least 12 stations saw temperatures higher than the previous national record on Friday. The previous all-time record high for any month was 111.4 degrees, set on Aug. 12, 2003.
This also marked the 113 degree mark was reached in France, according to Meteo France and is the hottest day ever measured in June for the country..
How hot is it?
The s*&8 is exploding!
CNN reports that the fire may have been started by an “improperly managed” pile of manure that self-combusted, similar to the threat that wet hay bales pose.
“Tons of all-time records in the Mediterranean area, very wildly hit,” Météo-France meteorologist Etienne Kapikian wrote on Twitter. He said the temperature at Montpellier airport, 110.3 degrees Fahrenheit, “surpassed the previous all-time record” by 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with measurements first taken in 1946.
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe described the heat as “exceptional in its precocity and intensity,” saying government preparations were not an overreaction but a necessity.
Some 4,000 schools closed for the day out of concern for children’s safety, he said
but… the poop is exploding.
So it’s hot shit.