Temperatures intensify in Europe: the heatwave in pictures

Highs of 40C-plus and devastating wildfires in southern Europe are, in part, due to the Charon anticyclone

Southern Europe is continuing to swelter in an extreme heatwave with temperatures in the central Mediterranean expected to reach their peak today.

Europe is “bracing itself” for yet more blazing temperatures and it will be hottest in the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia, which are expected to reach 48C, said The Times.

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 Sorcha Bradley is a writer at The Week and a regular on “The Week Unwrapped” podcast. She worked at The Week magazine for a year and a half before taking up her current role with the digital team, where she mostly covers UK current affairs and politics. Before joining The Week, Sorcha worked at slow-news start-up Tortoise Media. She has also written for Sky News, The Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard and Grazia magazine, among other publications. She has a master’s in newspaper journalism from City, University of London, where she specialised in political journalism.