French town shuts schools amid fears of 45° Celsius record high

Reuters NIMES, FRANCE Updated: Jun 28, 2019, 06:52 PM(IST)

Classrooms were deserted in the southern French town of Nimes on Friday as authorities shut primary schools fearing record-breaking highs of 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) as a heat wave gripped the country. Four administrative regions in the south of France have been issued with an unprecedented red weather warning due to the high temperatures leading to 4,000 school closures, the prime minister announced.

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