Whilst I would rather have a few days warmer than today’s 22C where I live, 44 is truly lethal and requires care and a lot of water if you are not accustomed to living in such conditions.
I feel for the people affected - the hottest I have experienced was about 38 and that was searing. I hope it passes soon, and that people help their neighbours cope.
Unfortunately more and more extreme weather conditions are what has been predicted from climate change, and we are increasingly suffering the effects - all over the world. I shall be on holiday in Southern Europe next week, but fortunately the weather forecast is for only the low 30s maximum, for which I am grateful.
France has gone to 45.8’C
Yes it’s hot, for Europe.
Funny that it’s hotter than my old stomping ground in Saudi & UAE at the moment. The hottest I’ve experience there was 52’C, but they are equipped for it, unlike Europe.
I once played golf in Desert Springs where the thermometer at the start of our round read 115’ fahrenheit which equates to around 46’ celcius. However, we had a well shaded buggy and copious amounts of iced water with us for the round, and returned to our air conditioned villa after the round.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to spend the best part of a day in these temperatures without access to air conditioning. But then again, I guess there are communities in Africa who have to put up with these sorts of conditions for months on end.
I guess our own moderate (if often wet, windy and chilly) weather is not so bad after all.