All-time temperature records are set to be broken in major cities across Europe

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Faversham

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41.2C

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Bordeaux saw its highest ever temperature since records began of 41.2C on Tuesday

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1 UK

On Thursday temperatures could exceed the all-time record of 38.5C, recorded in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003

2 Netherlands

Highest temperature record broken on Wednesday. 39.1C. Code orange extreme temperature warning issued

3 Belgium

Highest temperature record broken on Wednesday. 38.9C. Code red warning issued for entire country

4 Paris

All-time record temperature of 42C possible for Thursday. Current record is 40.4C which has stood for more than 70 years

5 Golfech nuclear power plant

Two reactors shut down in an effort to limit the heating of water used to keep reactors cool

6 Spain

Code red warning issued in Zaragoza region, hit by its worst wildfires in 20 years last month

39.1C

UK

On Thursday temperatures could exceed the all-time record of 38.5C, recorded in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003

Netherlands

Highest temperature record broken on Wednesday. Code orange extreme temperature warning issued

Faversham

London

38.9C

Belgium

Highest temperature record broken on Wednesday. Code red warning issued for entire country

41.2C

Bordeaux saw its highest ever temperature since records began of 41.2C on Tuesday

Paris

Record temperature of 42C possible for Thursday. Current record of 40.4C has stood for more than 70 years

France

Golfech nuclear power plant

Two reactors shut down in an effort to limit the heating of water used to keep reactors cool

Spain

Code red warning issued in Zaragoza region, hit by its worst wildfires in 20 years last month