Portugal Breaks Temperature Records as Europe Swelters under Heatwave

(From CBC News)

Eight places in Portugal broke local temperature records Friday as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the Iberian peninsula — and officials predicted the scorching temperatures could get even worse over the weekend.

Temperatures built to around 45 C [113 F] Friday in many inland areas of Portugal, and were expected to peak at 47 C [117 F] in some places Saturday. Large sections of Portugal are on red alert on the Civil Protection Agency’s danger scale.

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