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Despite the recent soaring temperatures, the record for the hottest day in Europe has not yet been broken - it still stands officially as 48C, recorded in Greece's capital, Athens.

According to Weather Underground, a reading of 48.5°C was observed at Catenanuova, Italy, on August 10, 1999. Maximiliano Herrera, a weather records expert, suggests that this reading is more consistent with nearby observations than the Athens reading, and thus more likely to be the highest reliably measured temperature in European history.

Either way, the absolute record has not been reached, let alone exceeded. However, many more local records have indeed fallen this hot weekend.

In Portugal, the capital Lisbon made a new mark on Saturday with a temperature in the city of 44C,
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/lisbon-breaks-local-heat-record-temperatures-soar-europe-180805130226842.html




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