All-time records broken as France simmers under heatwave

With temperatures of more than 40°C, the towns of Bordeaux, Rennes and Châteauroux on Wednesday recorded their hottest day since records began, as France swelters under a vast heatwave driven from the south, while the temperature in Paris on Thursday is forecast to beat the capital's 1947 all-time high of 40.4°C.  

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The French city of Bordeaux has hit its highest temperature since records began, as Western Europe braces for the second heatwave to hit this summer, reports BBC News.