A heatwave is sweeping large parts of Europe and causing discomfort. Temperatures have been hovering around 40 degrees Celsius in many capital cities.
In the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, a temperature of 44 degrees Celsius broke all records.
The city’s fountains have become the place to cool down for local residents.
Streets in the city are quiet after authorities warned residents not to go outside.
The hot weather is expected to continue in Georgia for the next few days.
Other cities in Russia and Poland continue to be gripped by a heatwave. In some areas, temperatures soared to 35 degrees Celsius.
The most popular seaside resorts in Poland saw an influx of tourists.
Local government has warned the very young and old of the danger. It’s advised people to drink plenty of water, and stay out of the sun.
Source: Europe suffers in sweltering heat - english.cntv.cn
Date: 13 July 2010