More than 1,000 firefighters, backed by water-bombing planes, battled for a third day a fire that has forced thousands from their homes and scorched thousands of hectares of forest in France's southwestern Gironde region.
Friday's drought declaration covers parts of southern, central and eastern England including the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Kent and south London, among other places.
The Mexican artist who designed the carpet said that on the plus side the intense sunshine brought out the best in the design's colours and described the display as the Olympics of ephemeral art.
Swiss land art artist Francois Monthoux began this year's project with modest ambitions six weeks ago but the drought allowed him to build an entire city of spires.
Europe isn’t alone in the crisis, with drought conditions also reported in East Africa, the western United States and northern Mexico.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday called on office workers to throw sartorial caution to the wind and ditch their ties amid scorching summer temperatures.
Drought is not the word one associates with France, or with any other European country. It has not been so in living memory. But this year’s climactic rise in temperatures across Europe and in France brought home the bitter truth of the consequences of heat waves. The water in the reservoirs is evaporating, there is
The weather warning will stay in place for southern England, where communities could be cut off by flooded roads, and the chance of fast-flowing or deep floodwater could cause danger to life.
Europe is facing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with two-thirds of the continent in a state of alert or warning, reducing inland shipping, electricity production and the yields of certain crops, a European Union agency said on Tuesday.