Southern and central Slovakia saw record-breaking temperatures of over 35°C on Tuesday, continuing a trend of high temperatures from June.
"In the south of the country June temperatures were five degrees than normal and were the highest since 1948," explained Jana Čerbová from the Slovak Meteorological Institute.
Other countries across Europe are also experiencing unusual weather. In the Spanish resort of Mallorca temperatures reached 40°C in the shade, and Moscow is seeing one of the coldest Junes in the last decade.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
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2. Jul 2003 at 10:31