While Central Texas has been enjoying a little break from the extreme heat typical for this time of year, the second European heatwave of the year is obliterating records.
The temperatures are settling down, but the short-lived heatwave stretching across Europe has left its mark. Temperatures hit 106.7 degrees in Germany, 105.2 in the Netherlands, and 105.2 degrees in Belgium. Paris destroyed its record high temp, which had been 104, by reaching 108.7 degrees.
In the UK, temperatures climbed above 100 for only the second time in its history. Five deaths have been reported due to the heat. The weather is also causing concern for the fire damaged Notre Dame Cathedral, as the rapid drying of masonry joints could cause the vaulted ceiling to collapse.