Hot days in France are a big concern because the country does not have much air conditioning and 15,000 people died in a heatwave in 2003.
The French national weather service activated its highest level heat danger alert for the first time.
School and many other events were canceled.
Temperatures in Paris, France are forecasted to drop to the low 80F by Sunday.
The South of France is where the record temperatures are occuring (reaching 115F). Gallargues-le-Montueux has the highest temperatures but those have eased in the 90F and will drop to daily highs of 88F in one week.
🌡️🏆Chaleur historique ! 45.9°C à Gallargues-le-Montueux (Gard) ce 28 juin 2019, nouveau record national absolu en France, tous mois confondus.
13 stations ont dépassé l'ancien record (44.1°C le 12 août 2003) dont 3 franchissant les 45°C, du jamais vu ! #canicule2019 #heatwave pic.twitter.com/Wp48zuTMea
— Etienne Kapikian (@EKMeteo) June 28, 2019
— WMO | OMM (@WMO) June 25, 2019