Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”
- Historic June heat wave smashes records in Europe
- Temperatures between 104 and 110 degrees (40 to 43 Celsius) were common from Spain to Germany. The most extreme temperatures compared to normal focused in France, where monthly and even all-time records were broken.
- The combination of a heat plume off the North African deserts and a low pressure off Europe’s west coast pumping that hot air north fueled the heat wave’s intensity.
- Cottbus, to the southeast of Berlin, set a new all-time high for any month of 102.6 degrees (39.2 Celsius). Dresden also reached that mark.
- Husinec, in the Czech Republic, rose to 102.2 degrees (39 Celsius)
- Poland set a new June record, when it hit 100.9 degrees
- Switzerland had its hottest June temperature, as it hit 98.4 (36.9 Celsius) in Beznau
- At the edge of Europe, temperatures of 114.4 degrees (45.8 Celsius) and 114.1 degrees (45.6 Celsius) in Cizre and Silopi, Turkey, were close to June records.
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