European citizens languishing in the heat. In many Italian cities the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius mark. Italy this season experienced several periods of intense heat, the last heat there called "Lucifer". According to the forecasts of meteorologists, Florence, Bologna and Rome sorokogradusnuyu temperatures will last until the end of the week.
Last Sunday was the hottest day of the passing of the summer in Germany, the temperature fell short of one degree to a record in August 2003.
The unusually hot weather in those days, and in the Czech Republic. On Monday in Prague was an absolute temperature record — 40.4 degrees Celsius in the shade. According to meteorologists, the cause of abnormally high temperatures in Europe — an anticyclone, which is pumping hot air from the African continent.