France sees its hottest year on record as temperatures across the globe continue to soar to dangerous levels
FRANCE has experienced its hottest year since records began, the country’s national weather service said on Wednesday.
This comes as temperatures across the globe continue to soar to dangerous levels.
Extreme weather has devastated communities across the globe this year, including sweltering heat and drought conditions across Europe.
France saw temperatures surge repeatedly in successive heat waves from May and into October, accompanied by extreme events like wildfires in areas like north-western Brittany.
“[This year] will be the hottest year recorded in France since measurements began, so since at least 1900, that is a certainty, even if December is very cold,” said Matthieu Sorel, a climatologist at Meteo France.