Record temperatures scorch Europe, as wildfires rage across south

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Reuters

By Kylie MacLellan and Emma Pinedo LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) – Britain was forecast to see temperatures hit 40C (104F) for the first time on Tuesday after logging its warmest night on record, while wildfires raged across parched countryside in France, Spain and elsewhere. As a heatwave that settled over southern Europe last week edged northwards, southern and western Germany and Belgium were also braced for potentially record-breaking temperatures, with many scientists pointing the finger of blame at climate change. While the mercury dipped back towards more normal summer levels in Spain and Por…

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