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Much of Western Europe is facing record-breaking temperatures again, with the second heatwave in only a month. A red alert has been issued in France, trains in the UK have been ordered to run more slowly to stop tracks buckling and some rivers in Germany have dried up. According to climate scientist Clare Nellis, who speaks on behalf of the World Meteorological Organisation, these high temperatures are the "new norm". Photo: People bathe in the Trocadero Fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris during a heatwave. Credit: Getty Images
Belgian, German and Dutch temperature records could be broken for the second time in two days.
Record hot weather adds to the misery of Eurostar passengers after a train breaks down.