Heat waves

Girls wearing swimsuits sit along the Canal de l'Ourcq in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. Schools are spraying kids with water and nursing homes are equipping the elderly with hydration sensors as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
June 28, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of schools were closed, outdoor events canceled and volunteers were visiting the elderly at home as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. Several people have died around the continent in incidents that authorities are linking to the...
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Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in Palma d'Ebre, near Tarragona, Spain, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Authorities suspect the cause of the outbreak was a deposit of improperly stored manure. Firefighters say that high temperatures and a drop in humidity will likely fan the flames. (AP Photo/Jordi Borras)
June 28, 2019 - 10:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern Spain amid a heat wave. Authorities said more than 700 firefighters, eight helicopters and six water-dropping...
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A couple holds an umbrella to protect from the sun Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Louvre museum in Paris. Around France, some schools are closed because of high temperatures, expected to go up to 39 degrees in the Paris area (102 F) later this week. Such temperatures are rare in France, where most homes and many buildings are not air-conditioned. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
June 27, 2019 - 11:53 am
PRAGUE (AP) — France's national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an "exceptional peak" Friday amid a record-setting heat wave in Europe. Meteo France raised the hazardous weather warning to "red...
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In Iceland horse is sprayed with water at a stud in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, on a hot and sunny Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Hot temperatures are expected all over Europe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 26, 2019 - 8:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Large parts of western and central Europe sweltered in scorching weather Wednesday, with German authorities imposing autobahn speed limits amid fears of buckling road surfaces and some French schools staying closed as a precaution. Authorities have warned that temperatures could top...
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A man enjoys the sunrise on the Drachenberg over Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Temperatures of up to 38 degrees are expected in the German capital. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 5:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave in Europe (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Paris is banning old cars for the day as a heat wave aggravates the city's pollution. Regional authorities estimate the measure put into place Wednesday affects nearly 60% of vehicles circulating in the Paris region,...
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HANDOUT - An orang-utan plays with water at the zoo Schoenbrunn in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Europe is facing a heatwave with temperatures up to 40 degrees. (Daniel Zupanc/Vienna Zoo via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 7:59 am
VIENNA (AP) — Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in a summer heat wave. Authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 C (104 F) in some parts of the continent over...
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This June 13, 2019, photo shows a sign that reads "Many people have died trying to swim to the other side," posted in a church sheltering Central American migrants in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The irrigation canals near El Paso look calm on the surface and easy to cross, but their V-shape creates a quick undertow. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
June 24, 2019 - 6:08 pm
Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before...
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Birds fly by as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 24, 2019. Germany expects hot temperatures during the next days. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 24, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — The sunset had an orange glow. So did the extreme weather warning for Paris. Meteorologists placed more than half of France, including around the capital, on alert for high temperatures Monday as a heatwave was expected to spread across continental Europe this week. National weather...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16 2017 file photo, people watch a wildfire raging near houses on the outskirts of Obidos, Portugal. Authorities in Portugal have placed the country on high alert from Wednesday March 27, 2019 through Sunday March 31, 2019, for wildfires amid a prolonged dry spell and unseasonably high temperatures. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:13 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal have placed the country on high alert for wildfires amid a prolonged dry spell and unseasonably high temperatures. The government announced a civil protection alert from Wednesday through Sunday because of "a significant worsening of the wildfire risk...
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March 05, 2019 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 4 about the timing of heat warnings, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a government scientist. His name is spelled Ambarish Vaidyanathan, not Vaidsynathan. A corrected version of the story is below: High heat warnings go out too late in some of US,...
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