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Temperatures Rise as Another Heat Wave Blankets Europe

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Parched grass in Greenwich Park in front of a view of skyscrapers in the Canary Wharf financial, business and shopping district, in London, UK.

Parched grass in Greenwich Park in front of a view of skyscrapers in the Canary Wharf financial, business and shopping district, in London, UK.

Photographer: Jose Sarmento Matos/Bloomberg
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Temperatures in Europe are climbing again as another heat wave sweeps the continent, threatening to disrupt travel and business and ratcheting up pressure on the region’s strained power infrastructure.

The mercury in Paris will likely reach 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday and rise further in the following days, according to forecaster Maxar Technologies LLC. Frankfurt and London will also see temperatures in the 30s, boosting demand for cooling and exacerbating bone-dry conditions that have prompted limits on water use.