Europe's heatwave sets records
Much of western Europe is wilting under a blazing sun, fueling flames & threatening to break new temperature records on Tuesday.
In Britain, analysts say the current national record of 38.7C (102F) could be exceeded & 40C breached for the first time.
Experts blame climate change and foresee more regular extreme weather.
Monday was the hottest day of the year & the third-hottest day on record in Suffolk, England.
Across the Channel in France, towns & cities reported their highest-ever temperatures on Monday.
Brest on Brittany's Atlantic coast touched 39.3C, breaking a 2002 high of 35.1C.
Saint-Brieuc, on the Channel coast, hit 39.5C, topping a previous record of 38.1C, and Nantes hit 42C, smashing a 1949 high of 40.3C.
Firefighters in France's southwest were still battling two major blazes that caused considerable damage.
Armies of firemen & a fleet of waterbombing planes have been battling blazes for nearly a week.
Dublin, Ireland, hit 33C, the highest since 1887, & Westdorpe, Netherlands, hit 35.4C.