What are the causes of the historic heat wave that is suffocating Europe

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An unprecedented heat wave affects much of western Europe.

The suffocating temperatures have set records in recent days in several nations and, only this Tuesday, the United Kingdom broke its historical records three times in the same day and reached the 40,3ºCa figure never recorded there.

France issued extreme heat warnings, the Netherlands also posted record temperatures for July and a heat-driven fire in Belgium destroyed several vehicles.

The forest fires in France, Portugal, Spain and Greece they have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes and, although the official figures are still unknown, the number of deaths is estimated to be high.