- Title: Paris roasts under high temperatures
- Date: 22nd June 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 22, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM SUN WITH UMBRELLA NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL PEOPLE WITH HATS, ONE WOMAN HOLDING MAP ON HER HEAD TO AVOID SUN MAN WITH CAP AND SUNGLASSES WOMEN WITH HATS BOY STANDING IN FRONT OF FAN SPRAYING WATER FAN SPREADING WATER IN FRONT OF CAFE PEOPLE PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM SUN WITH UMBRELLAS PEOPLE WEARING CAPS WAITING IN LINE / WOMEN PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM SUN WITH SCARF (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMERICAN TOURIST, LATOYA, SAYING: "I hoped we had left it behind in Oklahoma. We are accustomed to these temperatures, 100 (Fahrenheit degrees) and above on a regular basis, all summer long. However, we expected, like I said, to leave those temperatures behind in the Midwest." CITY HALL / SEINE RIVER FEET IN WATER OF CANAL PEOPLE IN SHADE NEXT TO CANAL WOMAN LISTENING TO MUSIC BESIDE CANAL VARIOUS OF PEOPLE HAVING LUNCH BESIDE CANAL (SOUNDBITE) (French) BUSINESS DEVELOPER, LAURA, SAYING: "Honestly, I worked in Paris last summer and I don't feel like it was as hot. Now it is a little bit harsh, so when you don't have air conditioner at work, it's a bit complicated but we're adjusting. Apparently tomorrow it will be 10 degrees (Celsius) less, so we hope it will be all right." VARIOUS OF STROLLERS PROTECTED FROM SUN WITH SHEETS WOMAN REFRESHING HER FACE WITH SPRAY VARIOUS OF WOMEN SEATING ON TERRACE OF CAFE (SOUNDBITE) (English) FINANCIAL ADVISOR, TINA, SAYING: "I'm coping all right, I don't have so much clothes on but still it's so hot here. I have been drinking a lot of rose, so that's good." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE PUTTING FEET IN CANAL
- Embargoed: 6th July 2017 15:53
- Keywords: heatwave Paris temperatures summer heat
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Environment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Temperature
- Reuters ID: LVA0016MD2GCN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: France's capital was hit yet again by high temperatures on Thursday (June 22) reaching 36 degrees (99 Fahrenheit) Celsius, as extreme heat grips large tracts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Parisians and tourists covered themselves up from the sun with hats and umbrellas, while some searched for a shady patch to escape the afternoon sun.
The heat over the past week has beaten several records for this time of year France, according to the national weather agency.
Rounding up the record temperatures set in the past two months, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said the Earth was experiencing "another exceptionally warm year" and the heatwaves were unusually early.
The trend seen during the past two months has put average monthly global temperatures among the highest ever recorded since data began to be collated in 1880.
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