A seal cools off at Belgrade Zoo during a heatwave on Tuesday. In Serbia where the meteoalarm has been raised to ‘red’, extremely hot weather with temperatures up to 39 degrees Celsius
A lightning storm hits Blyth on the Northumberland coast early this morning, as thunderstorms and heavy downpours heralded cooler temperatures across the country following the hottest July day on record
A Pakistani youth, cools off under a water supply pipe, during a sudden heavy rain fall after days of scorching temperatures due to a heatwave, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The sun begins to clear the mist and fog lingering over fields close to the city of Wells in Somerset, England.
People enjoy a sunny day at the Zalew Zegrzynski lake near Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, as the temperature in the shade reached 38°C
A man puts up a fan to block off the strong sun in the afternoon heat at the Bund, one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, in Shanghai, China.
A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai.
Guenter Bosch opens windows in his loft, where he keeps pigeons, in Duisburg, Germany, to improve airflow during an interlude in the heatwave
A child enjoys a fountain in Bucharest, Romania, shortly before a thunderstorm, at the end of a torrid day on Tuesday. Southern Romania is affected by a massive heatwave with temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Children play in a dam to cool off as a heatwave strikes Sofia. Temperatures in Bulgaria reached 39 degrees Celsius on Monday.
A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius in Shanghai.
Sunbathers relax among the beach chairs at Heringsdorf on Usedom island, Germany.
People sit in the sun in Sheldon Square in west London on Friday. Britain’s first prolonged heatwave in seven years has taken the country by surprise, with rails buckling, shops selling out of electric fans, and scientists estimating the surge in temperature could have caused hundreds of premature deaths.
Two women sunbathe on the shore of the Vistula river in Warsaw, Poland.
A man sunbathes at Ada Ciganlija lake in Belgrade, Serbia. The Balkan region is experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures rising as high as 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
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A young woman from Brazil cools off in a fountain on a scorching hot summer day in the city centre in Berlin, Germany.
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An Indian commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad, India on Monday. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit)