In San Francisco it is mild and pleasant by the Pacific Ocean. In Europe the temperature is totally off the Thermometer. In Berlin today it is 101 degrees Farenheit.
Excerpted from Deutsche Welle 7.1.2019
The last day of June has beaten all previous temperature highs for the month. Heat-related deaths have been reported in several European countries.
Germany set its all-time highest June temperature on Sunday, with 38.9 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) recorded in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The country has been baking in an early summer heat wave; however, Germany’s all-time high of 40.3 degrees Celsius still stands.
Fifty-seven runners at Hamburg’s half marathon were hospitalized on Sunday after many collapsed in temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius, officials said. Some 141 runners needed treatment in what fire service officials described as “an emergency with mass casualties.”
Temperatures in the country’s central Rhine-Main region and into eastern Germany were expected to reach up to 39 degrees on Sunday, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).
Organizers of Sunday’s Frankfurt Ironman event made contingency plans to keep athletes from overheating.
As huge crowds gathered in Paris for the annual gay pride parade, firefighters sprayed water on revelers, some of whom used rainbow-colored fans and umbrellas to counter the heat, which was expected to hit 38 degrees.
Heat-related deaths have been reported in Germany and France, mainly among the elderly. At least eight people drowned in bathing accidents across the two countries.