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.