Authorities in Sydney have activated a heatwave plan as temperatures soared to an almost 80-year high and thousands were hit by power outages.
Incidences of professional athletes collapsing while performing seem to have become all too common of late. But in the wake of Europe's heatwave, how should the rest of us get our outdoor exercise?
As a heat wave continues to scorch parts of Western Europe, a wildfire has broken out in northeastern Spain and France measured its highest-ever June temperature. The heat is expected to continue into the weekend.
Record temperatures have begun in northern Europe this week, with authorities in Germany and France on alert. Experts have said heat waves are on the increase worldwide, further evidence of climate change.
The mercury rose to over 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) in France, making it the hottest temperature logged since records began. Meanwhile, a wildfire in Spain has destroyed thousands of hectares of land.
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