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15 Pictures That Show How Stupidly Hot It Is Across Europe Right Now

The Eiffel Tower is basically a waterpark.

1. In case you didn't know, Western Europe is currently in the midst of a blistering heatwave.

The #heatwave across Europe meant Germany (42.6 °C), the Netherlands (40.7 °C) and Belgium (40.6 °C) had their highest temperatures on record today. Several sites including Paris, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Writtle also recorded their highest ever temperatures

2. It's so hot that weather maps look like they're actually on fire...

Stay safe Europe! #heatwave https://t.co/lfanlgTKzL

3. ...and meteorologists have taken to wearing shorts live on air.

If you can’t wear shorts on what could be the #hottestdayonrecord, when can you? 🤷‍♂️😉 #heatwave 🥵

4. The Eiffel Tower basically became a waterpark.

Bertrand Guay / AFP / Getty Images

5. Meanwhile, these Parisians set up a pool in the middle of the street.

As the temperature in Paris heads past 41º, this is happening in front of a bar in our street #paris #canicule

6. Candles are melting.

Twitter: @lockyerc / Via Twitter: @lockyerc

7. As are people's shoes.

Even my @Lyle_and_Scott shoes can’t manage this 38’c heat #melted #LondonHeatwave

8. Train tracks are buckling and combusting...

Outside my window in North London... Euston train tracks on fire literally... #heatwaveuk #HeatSpeedRestrictions #londonheatwave #TrainDelay

9. ...leaving thousands of people stranded.

Temperatures and tempers are high here at Euston. Train after train is cancelled or delayed. They’re giving out free water to help people stay cool. @LBC

10. Commuters in London have given up on clothes...

Commuters are stripping to the waist on the London Underground this evening as temperatures soar across the country #Heatwave

11. And Underground train platforms are positively sizzling.

Thermal images taken on London Underground reveal temperatures of up to 42°C https://t.co/VQu1Uxb0jg

12. They're having to water the asphalt at the airport to keep it from deforming!

Robin Van Lonkhuijsen / AFP / Getty Images

13. And firefighters are having to hose down TV cables to keep them from melting.

This is how hot it is at the Tour Fire service hosing TV cables that are melting in the TV compound #bbccycling @BBCSport @BBCSportWales @5liveSport

14. In western France, riverbeds have dried up.

Loic Venance / AFP / Getty Images

15. And finally, in Germany, beaches reached peak capacity as people cooled off the only way they knew how.

Stefan Sauer / AFP / Getty Images

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