Acknowledging the importance of drought mitigation strategies, EU researchers underlined the need to tackle climate change, the root of the problem.
Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England, and France continues to battle wildfires in the west and south.
It is the second heatwave engulfing parts of southwest Europe in weeks as scientists blame climate change and predict more frequent and intense episodes of extreme weather.
The Met Office says "substantial" changes in working practices and daily routines will be required and there is a high risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment.
Spate of wildfires scorches parts of Europe, with firefighters battling blazes in several countries amid an unusual heatwave that is being linked to climate crisis and global heating.
UK has issued an "amber" alert as France, Spain and Portugal battle wildfires amid a sweltering heatwave, which scientists say become more frequent due to climate change.
The heat wave began on Sunday and could "last nine or ten days, which would make it one of the three longest heat waves Spain has seen since 1975," Spain's meteorological agency AEMET says.
Hundreds of firefighters are battling fires burning at multiple places amid intense heatwave and rise in temperature, officials say.
The average June temperature across the country hit the highest since 1961 while seasonal flooding was battering several regions.
European country announces emergency in five northern regions and announces $38.5 million funds to help those affected by worsening drought.
Tokyo saw three successive days of temperatures topping 35C, marking the worst streak of hot weather in June in around 150 years.
Firefighters in Spain struggle to contain wildfires in several parts of the country, which is suffering a heat wave unusual for this time of the year.
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