This isn't such a beautiful image for the people living there. While weather forecasts provide the temperature of the air, this map generated from the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus EU Sentinel-3 satellite data shows us how hot the land surface is. This is from yesterday, the 26th of June.
The white areas in the image are where cloud obscured readings of land temperature and the light blue patches are snow-covered areas.
Countries worst hit by this unusual June weather include Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Poland. In many places heat warnings have been issued and cities such as Paris have connected fountains and sprinklers to hydrants to help give people some relief. Wildfires in Catalonia, said to be the worst in two decades, have already ripped across 5000 hectares of land and are being blamed on the heat and strong winds.
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