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Europe Set for Hottest Summer Since 2006 as Warm August Seen

A warmer-than-average August is predicted for Europe, bringing what may be the hottest summer for eight years to northern parts of the region and boosting demand for power to keep cool.

Six of seven meteorologists polled by Bloomberg predict higher-than-normal temperatures this month for most of Europe, with the biggest deviations in northern nations. For parts of south and west Europe and the Norwegian Sea, it’s been one of the warmest January-to-June periods in 60 years, according to MeteoGroup U.K. Ltd.