No doubt, a day to remember! The peak of the heatwave verified with an unprecedented record across N France, Belgium, Netherlands and W Germany today, July 25th! Tens of towns and cities reported afternoon temperatures between 40 and 43 °C! So extremely high temperatures that were almost impossible or hard to imagine they could actually occur. Numerous all-time / absolute station and even national records were shattered with a bang this afternoon – in addition, some stations recorded unimaginable 2-3 °C higher temperatures than ever before!

Lets get into further details of the peak temperatures recorded.

France

France peaked at +43.1 °C in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, +42.9 °C was reported in La Brosse-Montceaux and +42.4 °C reported in Nogent-sur-Seine, Achères and also the capital Paris! Some other stations with impressive hot temperatures are below:

+42.7 °C in Montgivray (36)
+42.6 °C in Muids (27)
+42.4 °C in Pressagny-l’Orgueilleux (27) and Salbris (41)
+42.3 °C in Montrieux-en-Sologne (41)
+42.2 °C in Sommesous (51) and Cerisiers (89)
+42.1 °C in Prunay-le-Temple (78)
+42.1 °C in Chablis (89), Orval (18) and Châtillon-sur-Seine (21)
+42.0 °C in Cernay-la-Ville
+41.9 °C in Plessis-Belleville (60) beating its previous record of +38.5 °C from 2003
+41.9 °C in Orly (94), beating its previous record of +40.0 °C from 2003
+41.9 °C in Asnières-sur-Oise
+41.8 °C in Combs-la-Ville and Asnières-sur-Oise
+41.8 °C in Aubréville (55)
+41.8 °C in Bourget (93), beating its previous record of +40.2 °C from 2003
+41.7 °C in Melun (77), beating its previous record of +39.8 °C from 2015
+41.5 °C in Pontoise (95), beating its previous record of +39.2 °C from 2003
+41.3 °C in Roissy (95), beating its previous record of +39.0 °C from 2003
+40.8 °C in Toussus-le-Noble (78), beating its previous record of +39.3 °C from 2003
+40.4 °C in Trappes (78), beating its previous record of +39.1°C from 2003
+40.2 °C in Vélizy-Villacoublay (78), beating its previous record of +38.5°C from 2003

Germany

German’s highest temperature +42.6 °C was recorded in Lingen, below are some other locations!

+41.2 °C in Tönisvorst/Duisburg-Baerl NRW
+41.2 °C in Duisburg-Baerl (NRW)
+41.1 °C in Köln-Stammheim (NRW)
+40.9 °C in Bonn-Roleber (NRW)
+40.9 °C in Kleve (NRW)
+40.7 °C in Düsseldorf (NRW)
+40.6 °C in Weilerswist-Lommersum (NRW)
+40.6 °C in Geilenkirchen (NRW)
+40.6 °C in Nörvenich (NRW)
+40.6 °C in Trier-Petrisberg Rheinland-Pfalz
+40.5 °C in Waltrop-Abdinghof (NRW)
+40.4 °C in Kahl/Main Bayern
+40.2 °C in Frankfurt/Main-Westend Hessen
+40.2 °C in Neunkirchen-Wellesweiler Saarland

Belgium peaked at +41.8 °C in Begijnendijk, setting up a new national record! This was the first time ever any place in Belgium exceeded 40 °C threashold. On July 25th 2019, more than 30 other stations reported peak temperature above this threshold!

Netherlands peaked at +40.7 °C in Gilze-Rijen while +40.6 °C was recorded in Westdorpe!

England peaked at +38.1 °C in Cambridge while +37.9 °C was recorded at the London Heathrow Airport!

Scotland peaked at +31.2 °C in Edinburgh ehich has set a new record for the capital city (the previous record was +30.0 °C set back in 1975)!