In front of the Trevi Fountain, an iconic tourist attraction in Rome, Italy.
Under the scorching sun, tourists gulp and splash themselves with the fountain’s water.
[Jesús González/Tourist: “It’s so hot, I’m looking for all kinds of things to drink to cool down.”]
In Italy, where temperatures are hovering around 40 degrees, heat warnings have been issued for 20 cities, including Rome and Florence.
Spanish cities, including the capital Madrid, have also seen daytime temperatures soar into the 40s.
Wildfires are also spreading in the dry weather.
A wildfire in Kouvaras, a city near Athens, Greece, is threatening residential neighborhoods.
[Ionis Artopitos/Greek Fire Service spokesman: “We are in the middle of a wildfire season. We expect the situation to be very difficult, both now and in the coming days.”]
On the Spanish island of La Palma, more than 4,000 residents have been evacuated as wildfires spread on the 15th.
In the US state of California’s Riverside County, where a heat warning has been issued, five wildfires have broken out since last Friday, and firefighting efforts are still underway.
Asia is also groaning under abnormally high temperatures.
In Japan, heat stroke warnings have been issued for 32 prefectures, and in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the daytime temperature hit 52.2 degrees yesterday, 먹튀검증 breaking the country’s all-time record.
The European Union’s climate change watchdog said the global average temperature for the first week of July this year was the highest on record for the same period.