Paris heatwave plan:'cool centres', night access to parks and pools

Contingency plans by Paris city hall for a record-breaking June heatwave this week, when temperatures are expected to reach around 40° Celsius, include overnight access to the capital's parks, late-night openings for swimming pools, and cool-off rooms in public buildings. 

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Paris pools will host night swimming, large parks will stay open all hours and special “cool rooms” will be set up in town hall buildings as French authorities fear for residents’ health during the anticipated European heatwave, reports The Guardian.