Just last month the UK experienced its hottest day on record as the mercury soared to 40C at Heathrow Airport with the nation basking in unprecedented sustained sunshine since.
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Ghostly sea beast that's almost invisible swallows fish whole in stunning encounter
World War 2 bombs and tanks stopped people being able to cool off in Serbia's stretch of the River Danube.
Woman slams parents of screaming child who 'ruined' her camping holiday
According to the Met Office, 215,000 hectares of forest in Portugal were destroyed — the equivalent to the size of Luxembourg.
All the ash and soil washed away from the wild infernos damaged the quality of water in nearby rivers.
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