Brutal heat dome moves east, with Central Europe sweltering

A heat wave that brought record temperatures to Britain and parts of France swelled over Central Europe.

The toll from a heat dome is rising, and Portugal alone has reported more than 1,000 deaths.

Dozens of locations in Germany then set all-time highs, including Hamburg, which soared to 104˚F (40.1˚C), the farthest-north location to top 40˚C on record in the country.

Record-setting heat also spread into Denmark. Abed, in the country’s east, rose to 96.6˚F (35.9˚C), a national record for July and the second-highest in any month.

Cities in Belgium and the Netherlands also logged temperatures above 100˚F (38˚C), just shy of records set in a July 2019 heat wave.

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